The Sheep Look Up - October Summary & Analysis

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October Summary

The eleventh chapter is called "October." The President of the United States makes a dramatic announcement that the country is under attack and that nobody should be trusted, including those calling themselves Trainites. His speech angers Trainites even more.

Philip Mason and his wife, Denise, are afraid to leave their apartment owing to the rioting outside. They stay holed up with their son, who is withdrawn and silent. Philip reluctantly opens the door when the Army arrive, going from door to door looking for survivors. He is stunned to learn they are the first people in the apartment complex to be found alive. An Army sergeant takes Philip's gun and calls in men to take away the body of his daughter. A doctor that Philip knows arrives to treat them for infection. He informs Philip that a military nerve gas had somehow been...

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