Chapters 25-26 Summary

The oil industry is discussed. Once Newfoundland relied on the fishing industry, but that is mostly just history now. An oil deposit has been discovered off the shores of Newfoundland, and the newspaper staff discusses the potential the discovery holds for the people of Newfoundland. Billy Pretty, Tert Card, Nutbeem, and Quoyle are having breakfast at a local diner. They are discussing the oil deposit, which is called The McGonigle. Tert Card believes the oil is going to bring the Golden Days back for Newfoundlanders.

Billy Pretty is not as optimistic. Even if the oil does come in, Pretty says, most of the jobs are going to go to those on Canada’s mainland. He cannot imagine why these jobs would be given to the...

(The entire section is 670 words.)