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Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit - Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

Daniel Quinn
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Chapter 13 Summary

The narrator falls asleep finalizing a bad plan to rescue Ishmael. In the morning, his car overheats and he leaves it over the weekend for repair. He plunders all his cash resources and gets together $2,500. The next problem is getting a half-ton unwilling gorilla out of a cage and into a car. If this works, presumably, he will bring Ishmael home to his apartment. On Monday, they call to tell him repairs will cost $600 and the car will be ready at 2 PM. The narrator finally thinks to rent a van and drives to the carnival lot, only to find it has moved on. He pokes around and finds Ishmael's blankets, books, drawing paper, and poster. The man who had cared for Ishmael tells him pneumonia claimed Ishmael Sunday morning. Only now does the narrator realize Ishmael had been looking wan. After wandering about the empty lot, the...

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