b-just and her husband are divorced
c-just still dates a number of men
d-judy's husband does not treat her well
Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald study guide contains a biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis of selected short stories.
"The Offshore Pirate"
The story opens with the beautiful Ardita reclining on the deck of a yacht. She lives with her uncle, and is spoiled and rude. Her uncle wants her to meet the Morelands and abandon her intention to marry a particular philanderer, but she refuses. The uncle leaves the ship, and Ardita continues reading. She hears music, and a rowing boat crewed by seven men approaches the yacht. They are a fugitive band, ‘Curtis Carlyle and his Six Black Buddies’ who had committed an armed hold up. Ardita is bewildered by their leader’s confidence as the men take over the yacht. The leader, Curtis Carlyle, offers to spare her provided she keeps quiet for forty-eight hours.
Ardita sees Carlyle as a romantic figure and is interested in him…
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