Chapters 3 and 4 Summary
The chief of police is pondering how to handle an elephant that appears out of nowhere. He cannot find a law that tells him how to deal with it, so he asks his subordinates what they think they should do. One of the officers, Leo Mattiene, points out that they shouldn't punish the elephant because it did not commit the crime, but was simply the object used to commit the crime of crippling Madam LaVaughn
As Leo Matienne walks home, he thinks that the chief is asking the wrong questions. Leo believes they should be asking where the elephant came from and what the appearance means. Peter hears Leo Matienne whistling before he sees the policeman that lives in Apartments Polonaise.
Peter asks Leo if it is true about the elephant. Leo confirms it is true but doesn't know where they are keeping the elephant. Vilna Lutz, who is sick...