A Confederacy of Dunces - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

John Kennedy Toole
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Chapter 7 Summary

Ignatius happens upon Paradise Vendors, Inc. Most passers-by are repulsed by the stench, but Ignatius is drawn in. An old man, Mr. Clyde, attends a boiling pot, and Ignatius asks to buy one hot dog. He selects and consumes four with blissful savagery, and while criticizing Clyde's abominable whistling, he is then ready to resume his job quest. Most days, he confides, he is so discouraged he sits in movie palaces. Clyde offers Ignatius a job on the spot, but he declines. Clyde demands $1 for the weenies Ignatius ate and holds a long fork at Ignatius' throat, declaring he will not be robbed again. Ignatius whines he has only bus fare. Clyde offers to call them even if Ignatius takes a wagon out for an hour. Clyde softens, telling how he has fought for 10 years to give Paradise Vendors a reputable name. Decent...

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