The Largesse of the Sea Maiden - Story 3: "Strangler Bob" Summary & Analysis

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"Strangler Bob" begins with the narrator describing how he was sentenced to 41 days in jail when he was 18 for disturbing the peace and malicious mischief, charges that were reduced from felony vehicular theft and resisting arrest after crashing a stolen car into a power pole. In the county jail, the narrator, who earns the name Dink much to his own dismay and confusion, is place on the lower tier with the rowdies and thugs. The lower tier is composed of open cells, a common area, and a catwalk surrounding the whole thing.

Dink is placed in a cell with a man named Strangler Bob, who claims he was arrested for a misunderstanding with the wife. Some of the other residents of the lower tier included a boy Dink’s age named Dundun, who enjoys walking around the catwalk and climbing on the...

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