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The Crying of Lot 49 - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

Oedipa's revelations continue about what she will come to label The Tristero. She receives a letter from Mucho, which elicits her fear that Mucho will commit adultery with a teenager, as he has done in the past. It comes in an envelope Mucho swiped from the radio station, stamped with a misprint by the post office which reads 'potsmaster.' Metzger jokes that he hopes the government will be more careful about not pressing the wrong button.

One night, to escape the voyeurism of Miles and his friends, who now have copies of the passkey and enter Oedipa's room in search of bizarre sexual action, Metzger and Oedipa flee to a bar called The Scope near theYoyodyne plant. The bar's patrons, electronics assembly employees from Yoyodyne, are not friendly. The bartender explains that the bar plays only electronic music. They have a Sinewave...

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