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The Basic Kafka Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Burrow Summary

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The Burrow Summary

The narrator, a mole-like creature, has completed the structure of of a burrow, the remains of an abortive building attempt. The burrow has a fake entrance, with a hidden entrance some distance away. The narrator says he must be able to leave without a moment's notice. There may be robbers tunneling toward him, and a robber may easily become his victim because he knows all of his own tunnels. The narrator is obsessed with the idea that he loves the stillness of his burrow, but that may easily be shattered by any enemy coming at him. He is able to kill small creatures that he finds coming into his burrow. The tunnels are laid out very carefully, and the narrator knows them very well. At the center is a place of refuge, called the Castle Keep, which took much labor to create.

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