Upstream - Section Two Summary & Analysis

Oliver, Mary
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Blue Pastures

Oliver went fishing with M. but they did not catch anything. Not catching anything became a part of what they enjoyed about it. One day, she found fish that a fisherman had left on the beach and cooked them for dinner.

Her family’s neighbors once brought over a black duck after it had been chased by dogs, which her family cared for. A cat they regularly fed almost attacked it, but it ran away. When they put the duck back in the ocean a shark, against all odds, swam towards the shore. Some young men wanted to hit the shark, and Oliver shouted at them not to. She describes the fishing of bluefin tuna that she often sees and the taste of many types of seafood. Oliver describes her sightings of at least a dozen different types of fish. She...

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