The Murderer's Ape Quotes

Jakob Wegelius
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No one batted an eye at the Siamese twins who sold shoelaces on Rua de Sao Pedro, nor at the Devil Dancers from the Pepper Coast who were to be found in the darkest alleyways when the moon was waning. In Alfama they didn't even bat an eye at an ape in a boiler suit, and that was good for me.”
-- Sally (Chapter 1, Me, the Chief, and the Hudson Queen)

Importance: Sally is “the ape in the boiler suit,” and she is explaining to the reader how and why she can move around the city without causing a scene.

The murderer's gorilla! Why were they calling me that?”
-- Sally (Chapter 7, The Murderer's Gorilla)

Importance: This scene takes place right after Henry is arrested and Sally does not understand why they are calling her this name. She is fully aware that she is a gorilla, which makes it clear that she is questioning the word “murderer” rather than the word “gorilla.” It takes some time before she...

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