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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 8 Summary

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Chapter 8 Summary

The Battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles begins with a brief explanation of Pekes and Pollicles. Pekes, of course, refer to the dog breed Pekinese, and Pollicles are a Scottish breed of dog. The Pekes and Pollicles do not get along and there is intense rivalry between the two breeds.

The day of the battle begins with the meeting of a Peke and a Pollicle on the street. After a week of peace, the Police Dog is nowhere to be found, leaving these two dangerous foes alone. Instead of immediately beginning to fight, both dogs stare at one another and begin to bark loudly until their barks can be heard throughout the park.

The Pekes in the neighborhood hear this commotion and run to their windows and doors to assist their fellow dog. Meanwhile, the Pollicles, who love a din, come rushing to the aid of...

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