The Shipping News - Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19 Summary

Sometimes Billy, Nutbeem, and Quoyle just had to get away from Tert Card and on this day they went for lunch at the Fisherman's Chance for some fish, chips, and conversation. Nutbeem complained about all the sexual abuse stories he had to write that week. Billy told them he would be heading out to Gaze Island to tend his departed father's grave. Quoyle was very interested in Gaze Island and asked Billy some questions. He'd never seen it or been there before and Billy invited him to go along.

Quoyle had been writing a story about a boat named Buddy that had burned at sea. Buddy had exploded when its captain, Sam Nolly, had screwed in a light bulb with a propane tank leaking nearby. He showed his draft to the other two and they liked it.

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