Cat's Cradle - Chapters 28-35 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 28-35 Summary

Escorting John out, Miss Faust is disappointed when elevator #5 arrives. The elevator operator, Lyman Knowles, is clearly crazy. He greets the two with the phrase, "Hello, fellow anthropoids and lily pads and paddlewheels." Knowles has been told by a visitor that the architecture of the elevator is Mayan. Therefore, he reasons, he must be mayonnaise. Mr. Knowles suggests that Dr. Hoenikker is not dead, merely in another dimension. He says that the doctor's three children are full of rabies.

John decides to take a photo of Dr. Hoenikker's tomb, as the cover for his projected book. The weather is gray and sleeting as he reaches the cemetery. He finds the Hoenikker plot, with a perfect monument to the doctor. It is an alabaster phallus twenty feet high and three feet thick. John is thrilled until he brushes the sleet away to...

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