Forty's good. Forty a night. Then we tack on food- say another hundred? Two hundred sixty total?
Well, the basic rate, is fifty bucks a night. Not counting meals. This makes four nights, right?... Now that's an on-season price. To be fair, I suppose we should knock it down a peg or two. Whats a reasonable number, you figure?
Finishing dinner, "I asked him about my bill, how much I owed so far. For a long while the old man squinted down at the tablecloth" (50).
I don't know, forty?
Let's make it fifteen. You put in twenty-five hours here, easy. That's three hundred seventy five bucks total wage. We subtract the two hundred sixty for food and lodging, I still owe you a hundred and fifty... Call it even.
You know what we forgot? We forgot wages. Those odd jobs you done./ What we have to do, we have to figure out what your time's worth...
No, that's fair. It's fine. Tomorrow, though.. I think I'd better take off tomorrow.
While on the river fishing with Elroy on his last full day there, he thought to himself "...but then it occurred to me that at some point we must've passed into Canadian waters, across that dotted line between two different worlds, and I remember a sudden tightness in me. This wasn't a daydream. It was tangible and real..." (53).
While on the river fishing with Elroy on his last full day there, he thought to himself "...What would you do? Would you jump? Would you feel pity for youself? Would you think about your family and your childhood and your dreams and all you're leaving behind? Would it hurt? Would it feel like dying? Would you cry, as I did? I tried to swallow it back. I tried to smile, except I was crying... All I could do was cry. Quietly, not bawling, just chest- chokes..." (54).
Dealing with the realization of one true choice in this moral split, he said to himself, "And what was so sad, I realized, was that Canada had become a pitiful fantasy. Silly and hopeless. It was no longer a possibility" (55).
Tim decided, "I would go to the war-I would kill and maybe die-because I was embarrassed not to..." (57).