Heart of a Dog - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9 Summary

The next morning, Sharikov disappeared from the apartment. Bormenthal goes to the house committee to see if he's there, and Bormenthal argues so vehementaly with them that Shvonder writes a complaint to the people's court for their district. Shvonder is upset with Sharik as well because Sharik took seven rubles from the committee and told him he was going to buy textbooks with the money. The doorman Fyodor searches the apartment building but cannot find him. Zina and Darya are very happy that Sharikov has run away.

After three days, Sharikov makes his appearance. He walks into the apartment with a very dignified air, but he smells terrible. He has gotten a job as "director of the sub-section for purging the city of Moscow of stray animals (cats, etc.) of the Moscow Communal Property Administration." Shvonder arranged for this position for Sharikov. When asked about the smell...

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