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The Tin Drum Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 12, Good Friday Fare Summary

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Chapter 12, Good Friday Fare Summary

On his way home, Oskar manages to shatter a store window with his voice, reassuring himself that he has not lost his power forever. Mama pays the church for the damage to the statue. On Good Friday, the entire family group, including Jan Bronski, takes the Number 9 streetcar to a sea resort. The foursome walks along the breakwater, passing a man fishing with clothesline, without a hook. On the way back, the man pulls the line in and reveals the dead head of a horse. From out of the horses head, the man pulls small light-green eels, which are writing around it. He continues to pull dozens of eels from the carcass, prying them out of the mouth and squeezing larger, darker eels from inside the throat.

Mama is violently ill at the sight of the eels, although she has eaten...

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