The Third Policeman - Chapter VII Summary & Analysis

Brian O'Nolan
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Chapter VII Summary

One time, de Selby, instead of helping a boy sort out a simple girl problem, confuses him with insolvable problems, prompting the boy to first consider suicide and then turn to crime. De Selby believes that the world is sausage-shaped, and that the long dimension is impossible to travel on, except perhaps at death. Traveling along this dimension, though, would resolve all kinds of troubles.

The narrator and Sergeant Pluck arrive back at the barracks, where Inspector O'Corky announces Mathers has been murdered. It sounds like the work of Finnucane. Pluck, to appear diligent, informs the inspector that he's captured the murderer, the narrator. Pluck is reluctant to put the narrator in a cell, since he keeps his bicycle there. He says the narrator will soon be hanged. The narrator argues that Pluck can't hang a man with no name, but...

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