The Shipping News - Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13 Summary

Quoyle gets a call from the harbormaster to bring his camera and hurry down to the wharf. A boat built personally for Hitler was docked. Quoyle told Billy and they headed for the harbor. On the way there they passed a woman walking with her child in the rain. Billy told Quoyle he knew her and to pull over and pick them up. Her name was Wavey Prowse and her husband had been lost at sea. He'd never met his son. After they dropped her off, Quoyle stumbled over the words to describe her, "good posture," then "good stride," then "tall."

The two arrived at the harbor and went straight to the yacht. A man greeted them and after they introduced themselves as from the local paper he began with the story of the boat like he had told it a thousand times...

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