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Galapagos - Book Two: And the Thing Became, Chapter 1-Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Book Two: And the Thing Became, Chapter 1-Chapter 2 Summary

The Bahía de Darwin is now a ghost ship, and the narrator is its ghost. Leon Trout, the narrator, is the son of science fiction writer Kilgore Trout. Leon is a deserter from the US Marines, given political asylum in Sweden. Working there as a welder, he was beheaded while working on the Bahía de Darwin. He refused to go into the blue tunnel to the afterlife.

As a ghost, Leon can materialize, but he has only shown himself one time, during the storm the Bahía de Darwin went through on its way from Sweden to Ecuador. Leon stands next to Adolf as the ship sails into the ocean. Mary has been up all night, caring for James Wait. Everyone else is asleep below. Mandarax is in a partially closed...

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