Bright Lights, Big City - Chapter Seven, Pygmies, Ferrets and Dog Chow Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Seven, Pygmies, Ferrets and Dog Chow Summary

The narrator wakes early, has breakfast in a diner and reports to work. His co-workers huddle around with the news that the French election piece has caused uproar in the editorial offices and he is in trouble. He is not surprised and tries to reassure them by claiming full responsibility for the errors.

"They're wondering. Could this happen to me? And you would like to reassure them, tell them it's just you. They're trying to imagine themselves in your shoes, but it would be a tough thing to do. Last night Vicky was talking about the ineffability of inner experience. She told you to imagine what it was like to be a bat. Even if you knew what sonar was and how it worked, you could never know what it feels...

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