The Natural - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary

The Knights are blissful now that they appear to have surmounted their losing streak. Roy devours enormous quantities of food on the train ride back from St. Louis. He reflects on Iris Lemon and his desire for her wanes as he considers the fact that she is a grandmother. He has no interest in being a grandfather, and tells himself he is still as young and frisky as a colt. Roy's obsession with Memo returns once again, and she comes to his hotel. He soon forgets his disappointment over her behavior while he was not playing well. She explains to Roy that she does not tolerate being around people who are in a blue mood. She turns down Roy's advances toward lovemaking.

The Knights win seventeen games in a row and their fans turn out in great numbers now that they are more successful. Roy does not...

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