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Galapagos - Study Guide Book Two: And the Thing Became, Chapter 11-Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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The captain does not find out the Kanka-bonos are pregnant because they avoid him, since they are also racist. He sees one of the women one night and thinks that she has an infection or parasite that is making her stomach swell. Mary does not disillusion him. After Kamikaze's birth, when the captain learns the truth, she openly mocks him and his uselessness except as a sperm donor.

Mary's comments end her relationship with the captain. Mary could have lied to him and told him sea lions or seals impregnated the women. He would have believed it because the idea of artificial insemination seemed impossible, even though Kamikaze, like one in twelve humans a million years later, has the captain's blue eyes and blond hair. Mary and the captain, however, were only together...

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