Dream on Monkey Mountain - Act 1 Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1 Scene 3 Summary

This scene begins with a brief return to the mock trial. The Corporal, as prosecutor, begins the story of what happened when Makak got arrested. The action shifts to the market, where a family discusses Makak's miracles, both the one we just saw and ones he's only rumored to have performed. They also discuss how he's passing through town on his way to the sea. Basil is present, lingering in the background.

The Corporal appears, carrying a pistol. He's accompanied by the Market Inspector, Caiphas Pamphilion, who busies himself making sure all the traders in the market are abiding by the rules. They discuss the Corporal's reasons for carrying the pistol, which he says is necessary in order to protect the people. He merely suggests that a melon is a pawpaw, and the melon seller agrees, indicating his power. The Corporal goes on to offer...

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