The Cat's Table - Pages 195-216 Summary & Analysis

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Pages 195-216 Summary

In the section, "How Old Are You? What Is Your Name?" the protagonist recalls that the Captain kept asking the boys how old they were after the incident on the deck in the storm. What he meant, they realized, was that they were foolish. The Captain also has obvious distaste for Asians, which begins Michael's distrust of authority. He recalls stealing the bust of Sir Hector, with the help of Cassius, and throwing it overboard after the funeral. This is when he begins to prefer the quiet people, such as Mr. Daniels, and Miss Lasqueti, who wears a jacket with many pockets to carry her pigeons. In "The Tailor," Mr. Gunesekera is described as the quietest person at the Cat's Table. He always seemed interested in others, and smiled and nodded, but he never said a word. Once, when Emily was...

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