Chapters 34-35 Summary

Quoyle joins Tert Card after work for a drink at a rundown bar. Tert still feels upset about the weather; he is tired of the cold. He tells Quoyle about past winters to pass the time as they drink. He talks about windstorms that caused fifty-foot waves. They were so big, Tert says, it felt like the bottom of the ocean was being pulled up into the air. Then he says he is leaving his job at the newspaper. He has had enough of Killick-Claw. He is going to St. John’s to work on a newsletter for an oil company. He hopes to be transferred to the States one day, maybe to Texas. Tert says he is willing to bet that Quoyle will be the next person to leave. Then he tells Quoyle that Billy Pretty will probably take over Tert’s job, leaving...

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