City - Notes 8 and Tale 8 Summary & Analysis

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Notes 8 and Tale 8 Summary

The notes on tale eight indicate that the Dogs do not believe this story is as well written as the other ones, so perhaps it is not really an old tale passed down but is recently written. There are no humans on the world they inhabit but there is historic basis for this story because there is a closed ant world. The Dogs do not know if the ant world is the original Earth.

In tale eight, Archie the raccoon wants to live his life as his ancestors did rather than as the Dogs now advise. He does not wish to go to an alternate world because of losing the lottery that says which animals stay or go due to the potential overcrowding of Earth. The raccoon picks up a small object that looks like an ant in the...

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