1977, Chapter 3 Summary
Paul and his friend Duke are standing on the rails as a train approaches. They stay until the last possible moment despite the persistent warning whistle from the train, then they dive to safety. It is a thrill and a rush—and for a moment, Paul is able to suppress his quiet rage.
He had been running on the beach in Aruba, carefree and happy not to have gone fishing with his father. He had enjoyed fishing as a young boy, mostly because he got to spend time with his father. Since then it seemed forced and awkward, and Paul was relieved to be free. At first, he ran past the pile of clothes on the beach. Then he stopped, ran in circles for a few minutes, and ran back more slowly. He picked up the distinctive blue shirt...
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