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The Silence of the Lambs Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 41 - 45 Summary

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Chapters 41 - 45 Summary

Chapter 41: The darkness seems to be closing in on Catherine Martin. From above, she can hear the sound of a sewing machine. Such a sound feels wrong in the bowels of this foul basement. Her captor's voice sounds wrong and unearthly as it talks to the poodle. Catherine has had to wash herself twice now. The second time, she had made him a sexual proposition as she stood naked in his spotlight. "Catherine Baker Martin naked was a show-stopper, a girl and a half in all directions, and she knew it. She wanted him to see. She wanted out of the pit. Close enough to fuck is close enough to fight - " she tells herself. "Balls and eyes, balls and eyes, ballsandeyes." (pg. 265) However, the killer had not responded to her offers. Now, hours later, she has another plan. Catherine rubs the bucket string against...

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