The Cat's Table - Pages 70-88 Summary & Analysis

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In the section, "Afternoons," the protagonist explains that Cassius is an expert at chewing betel leaves and spitting the red fluid with great accuracy. Mr. Daniels also has given the boys "white beedi" to smoke, which appears to be some form of marijuana. Under its influence, they invade the pool, from which they have been banned for three days. Later, in the turbine room, Cassius reflects on how dirty the restrooms were at the school, and tells Mynah his resolve before leaving the ship is to defecate in the captain's porcelain toilet bowl. Mr. Nevil shows Michael lower levels of the Oronsay, and talks about how dismantling ships is satisfying, because their parts are reborn in other useful mechanisms. In the section, "Miss Lasqueti," Michael says the Cat's Table member was thought to be a spinster, but the boys think the...

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