In the book, The Cay, what kind of job did Phillip's dad have and where did he and the family sleep?Summary of first three chapters.  

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Phillip's father, Phillip Enright Sr., works for the Royal Dutch Shell Oil refinery in Willemstad, Curacao, specializing in the production of aviation gasoline. He had earlier worked in America (probably Virginia) before being "borrowed" to work in the West Indies.

Phillip normally sleeps on the second floor of the family's "gabled green house" in Willemstad, but during the blackout, he slept downstairs on the couch for safety purposes. Phillip's mother, Grace, and father also usually sleep in the upstairs bedroom, but her husband also told her to sleep downstairs, probably on the floor or a second couch.

lovelybird | Student

PHILLIPS DAD WORKS IN A REFINERY AND PHILLIP AND HIS MOTHER I THINK SLEPT ON THE COUCH IN THE BASEMENT.