• The unnamed narrator sees an ad in the paper for a teacher looking for a student, and answers it at a non-descript office building.
• In the room with the gorilla, the man finds that he is conversing telepathically with the primate.
• Ishmael tells the man his story, which is that he was taken from Africa to the U.S., but he learned that he had a name, and then was educated by a wealthy merchant.
• Ishmael says that the Nazis in Germany convinced all the people to live by their story, and made them captive to the narrative.
• If the narrator follows Ishmael’s teachings, Ishmael says that he will wonder why people do not hear the story being told all around them.
• Ishmael tries to get the narrator to think mythologically, but the narrator is slow to see the fundamental story behind his culture.
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