Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats - Study Guide Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Asparagus, or Gus, the Theater Cat, is a cat that spends his retirement years regaling his friends with tales of his experiences in the theater. His coat is not well-groomed, and he is very thin. His paws shake with palsy, but that does not stop him from talking endlessly of his past successes.

His best role was the part of Firefrorefiddle, the Fiend of the Fell, and he goes to great lengths describing his performances. There are not many cats that have performed in the theater, and Gus was one of the best. He knew seventy speeches by heart and performed most every part. However, all of these parts pale in comparison to the day he created Firefrorefiddle, the Fiend of the Fell.

The chapter ends with Gus complaining how the Theater has changed, and how young cats could not stand up to the rigors of his...

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