The Third Policeman - Chapter III Summary & Analysis

Brian O'Nolan
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Chapter III Summary

The next morning the narrator sets off to find the policemen in high hopes of finding the black box. He mentions de Selby's theory that a road has a character and a specific direction that you should go on that road, and he feels that he's walking the right way along his road. As he's walking, the narrator remembers his background, though he still cannot remember his name. The seasons seem to have changed since he entered Mathers' house, and he doesn't recognize the territory.

The narrator, though, seems unconcerned with the strangeness of his situation. As he walks, he begins to make up names for himself. His soul mocks him and the important-sounding names he's attributing to himself. As he walks, the narrator becomes sleepy, until he finally lays down in the ditch at the edge of the road and...

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