Welcome to the Monkey House - The Hyannis Port Story Summary & Analysis

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The Hyannis Port Story Summary

One day, at a meeting of the North Crawford Lions Club, a young Republican named Robert Taft Rumfoord comes to speak about the Kennedy "mess in Washington and Hyannis Port." Rumfoord is from Hyannis Port, and is advocating Goldwater. The young man's father, Commodore William Rumfoord, is there, along with the Commodore's wife, Clarice.

Robert gives his speech well, but, as the narrator observes, without much passion. During the speech, he is heckled by a Democrat in the town named Hay Boyden. After the speech, the narrator has a confrontation with Boyden about a job Boyden accuses him of botching. The Commodore witnesses this from afar and mistakenly thinks the narrator is defending his son and Goldwater. He comes over and asks the narrator to come to his house in Hyannis Port and put in storm windows...

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