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Galapagos Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book Two: And the Thing Became, Chapter 7-Chapter 8 Summary

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Book Two: And the Thing Became, Chapter 7-Chapter 8 Summary

For a second, Mary and the captain believe they've contacted someone, but Mandarax continues responding to "mayday" with quotations about May. The captain tries saying "June" and gets a quotation about June and the same with "October". Mary goes up to the crow's nest, condescendingly asking the captain what island she can expect to see. He says she'll see Mount Ararat.

In the crow's nest, the ghost of Leon Trout sees the blue tunnel leading to the afterlife coming for him again. He's seen it three times: at his death, at his funeral, and during the storm when the Bahía de Darwin sailed from Sweden to Ecuador. The narrator will only go through the tunnel when his curiosity about life is expended.

Kilgore Trout, Leon's father, appears in the end of the...

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