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Hopscotch - Book 1, From the Other Side: Chapters 14, 114, 117, 15, 120, 16, 137, 17, 97, 18 Summary & Analysis

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Book 1, From the Other Side: Chapters 14, 114, 117, 15, 120, 16, 137, 17, 97, 18 Summary

In Chapter 14 - still at the jazz listening session at Ronald's flat - Horacio talks to Wong about his studies of Chinese torture. Wong shows Horacio a photo series of a prisoner executed by "death by a thousand cuts." A description of this execution is followed in Chapter 114 with a contemporary news clipping detailing a prisoner's execution by gas chamber, abridged to highlight the similarities between the two. This is followed in Chapter 117, with Clarence Darrow's defense of Leopold and Loeb, decrying capital punishment. In Chapter 15, Horacio is disgusted with himself for ogling the execution photos. He worries that all his education has rendered him a "cretin."

Meanwhile, Ossip continues to press La Maga about Montenegro. She proceeds to tell him a story of herself at nine. Her father caught her playing in...

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