A BRIDGE TO WISEMAN’S COVE
• Carl is reprimanded by Beryl because he forgot to put on sunscreen when he went to the beach; and was burnt
• He spends the night sleeping on an uncomfortable makeshift mattress
• The next day Carl doesn’t leave the house until all three Matts go to the bowls club for a fish and chips dinner
• The next day Carl prepares to find the girl in the blue bikini from the beach again (Maddie)
• Just after leaving the house Carl is stopped by the local policeman, who informs Carl that Harley has been stealing, mostly junk, from Ted Nugent’s Store
• Carl then proceeds to locate Harley with the policeman
• When found, Harley is given a stern warning and allowed to go
• Alone, Harley interrogates Carl about Sarah and Kerry, and after hearing no answer realises the worst and rides away crying
• At the bowls club later that day Beryl is informed of Harleys’ thefts from the policeman
• She returns home and begins to physically abuse Harley, who then retaliates back, until Carl intervenes
• Remembering the money Sarah gave them, Carl gives it to Beryl to persuade her to keep them and treat them well
The chapter begins in Beryl’s house, when it is around evening/night on a Sunday afternoon. The next day (Monday), around midday Beryl wins on the pokes’ at the bowls club. All three Matts later visit there at night to have dinner in the bistro. The next morning, Tuesday, Carl leaves the house and goes into the main street, and the weather is fine and sunny. With the policeman he drives to the park, where they find Harley at the edge of the park where there is a long treeline. That night, Beryl is in the bowls club, and she arrives home where she finds Harley and Carl.
Arms and thighs the colour of rare meat- metaphor
Lathered, thrashing madly, broiled, roared- descriptive and emotive language
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