Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

Growltiger's Last Stand is a thrilling account of an aging tomcat faced with his rivals when he least expects it. Growltiger is a Bravo cat, notorious for his deeds. He traveled on a barge and earned the nickname 'The Terror of the Thames.' His coat is rather worn and he is beginning to show his age. He is missing one eye and one ear. However, this has not resulted in reducing his stature among cats, least of all among foreign cats. A Siamese cat was responsible for the missing ear, and Growltiger has never forgotten this.

Growltiger is spending his evening romancing Lady Griddlebone on the barge, which has docked for the night. His companions, Grumbuskin and Tumblebrutus are not aboard, and his crew is asleep, leaving him alone with Griddlebone in the moonlight.

As the two sing a duet, they are quietly surrounded by Gilbert...

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