City - Notes 4 and Tale 4 Summary & Analysis

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Notes 4 and Tale 4 Summary

The notes explain that most Dogs think the fourth tale has no basis in history or fact. While there is a dog in the story, the dog does not have any ability to speak or read until he is transformed. Also, because there is space travel and transformation of a race, the validity of the story is in question. The tale is considered fun.

Tale 4 opens on Jupiter. Ken Fowler, the Jupiter dome supervisor, is counting the number of men that had gone to Jupiter's surface and never returned. His dog, Towser is sleeping under his desk while he explains to a new young recruit that he does not have to be transformed and go to Jupiter's surface. Fowler tells Allen that others have not returned and the chances are likely that he will not either. Fowler explains that...

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