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Tales of Ordinary Madness Chapter Summary & Analysis - Animal Crackers in My Soup Summary

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Animal Crackers in My Soup Summary

Gordon wakes up in an alley after a long drinking binge and walks out to the edge of town, where he approaches a large, friendly-looking house to ask for a glass of water. A woman answers the door, unafraid of the man's slovenly appearance, and invites him into her home. As Carol fetches Gordon a glass of water, an orangutan named Bilbo takes the man's coat and runs away with it. Carol tells Gordon that she had to spend some time in a madhouse because the rest of her neighbors think she is crazy for living all alone in a big house with zoo animals roaming free.

Gordon and Carol get along very well and he stays in her home for a few nights. The animals in her house are kind and passive, and he enjoys their presence. One...

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