Fishing Short Story

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Apprehensively daring to ask, “How many crabs will we catch?”
Dr. Edwards replied, “We are allowed ten per person, so fifty.”
Mauricio who had only been left with two in his catch nervously observed Dr. Edwards and commented, “You make all this look and sound so easy!”
Dr. Edwards mentioned, “I have been doing this since I was a boy with my father. It’s now second nature to clamp the claw with one smooth swoop, just pick him up and drop him in the live well like this.”
Rigid Mauricio continued repeating the process throughout the four nets until they reached their limit. Only then did he demonstrate relief as he waived crab number fifty to signal they were done fishing. The experience made Mauricio reflect on the fact he was old and inexperienced.
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Demonstrating confidence in his ability Captain Edwards requested that he lift the anchor so they could pass through the inlet. Once again changing his voice to a parody, Captain Edwards began, “We have now arrived at the Silly Lilly Marina. Please keep all hands and feet inside the Cheeks until your Captain has cleared a graceful docking.” Having lived alone on a boat for so long already that docking was his great skill.
Waiting to welcome him at his slip were Augustine and Rainier, old friends that were gathered equipped to tether his boat. His face gleamed with happiness, anxious and proud of his beautiful Stella that he immediately passed the attention on to her delivering a formal introduction. When they heard her name they were not shy to tell her they had heard for years about her. Stella lit up with excitement as she extended her hand graciously and the men were falling over each other to help her disembark. Sol rolled her eyes at the unnecessary
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Starting at ‘The Bubba’s’ who specialized in hamburgers and sausages, followed by ‘Hillie’s’ bone falling barbecue ribs. Next door were the ‘Evan’s’ spicy buffalo grilled wings. The ‘Frank’s’ made sweet corn on the cob. The ‘William’s’ really stacked a loaded baked potato. The ‘Gill’s’ perfected Bourbon Baked Beans. The ‘Diller’s’ provided beer and other spirits, and the ‘Smith’s’ handled the homemade Apple pie’s A’ la mode. Last, the ‘Gulliver’s’ brought the Folklore Quartet, complete with banjos, harmonica, drums, and a horn. By far it was the liveliest private beach party they had ever attended under the stars sitting on their sheets. When the fireworks began to light up the sky it became clear, at Silly Lilly no expense was

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