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Malgudi Days Chapter Summary & Analysis - Cat Within Summary

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Cat Within Summary

The landlord is also a shopkeeper and runs a shop out front. He sleeps across the building doorway to guard the building. He also has empty cans around the shop, as a primitive burglar alarm. One night, a cat chases a mouse and somehow gets a metal jug stuck on its head. The cat starts making a huge amount of noise trying to get the jug of its head. The shopkeeper wakes up and thinks that a thief has struck. The local exorcist who lives in the building is called out. The exorcist tries to go into the shop and grab a candle, but is frightened by the falling empty cans, the shopkeeper's primitive burglary alarm. The exorcist tries to communicate with the spirits and ask the shopkeeper to confess if he has committed crimes against a woman. The shopkeeper's true confessions upset him, and...

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