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In a section titled, "The Hold," Mynah describes Larry Daniels, the botanist at the Cat's Table. He is from Ceylon, and had done much fieldwork in Indonesia, but this is his first trip to Europe. He has a crush on Emily, and plies Mynah for information about her at every opportunity. Mynah makes up some of his replies, such as that Emily wants to become an actress. Daniels arranges for Emily to meet the members of the Jankla Troupe, traveling acrobats who perform on board. Among them, Mynah likes most The Hyderabad Mind, who "finds" missing objects that troupe members have stolen earlier from passengers. Cassius likes the troupe most, but when Daniels introduces Emily to the Hyderabad Mind, the protagonist says that the encounter changes her life. Daniels keeps a huge garden of botanical specimens deep in the ship's hold...

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