King Rat - Study Guide Book Two: Chapters 9-12 Summary & Analysis

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Book Two: Chapters 9-12

Chapter 9

Six days later Max, Tex, Dino, the King, and Peter Marlowe corner a huge rat in the American Hut. Although the others want to kill the rat, the King instructs Tex and Max to get a blanket and capture it alive. After they capture the rat, the King says that they need to find out if it is male or female, then find a rat of the opposite sex and start breeding them so that eventually they will be able to sell the meat. They won’t tell anyone the meat is from a rat, but rather a tiny deer-like animal called a Rusa Tikus that Marlowe tells them is native to Singapore. The King says they can use part of the slit-trench beneath the hut for their rat farm. Within a few minutes Tex has part of the slit-trench...

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