Cat's Cradle - Chapters 58-68 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 58-68 Summary

In the San Lorenzo customs shed, there is a large wanted poster featuring Bokonon. A reward of 10,000 corporals - the local currency - is offered. Foot play, the Bokonon practice of mingling souls by two people touching the bottoms of their feet together, is punishable by death on the hook. The local residents are poorly dressed, malnourished, diseased and often maimed.

A limousine pulls up to this disheartening scene. Papa Monzano, Frank and Mona alight while the San Lorenzo national anthem plays. Papa Monzano is an ancient man with a chrome .45-caliber revolver at his hip. Major General Frank Hoenikker acts as his bodyguard. The lovely Mona plays the xylophone with heartbreaking beauty.

Papa invites everyone to a special ceremony the following day. The celebration commemorates San Lorenzo's 100 Martyrs to Democracy. In response to John's questions, Frank tells him that San...

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