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The Zoo Story Chapter Summary & Analysis - Pages 36-44 Summary

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Jerry breaks out into his excessively long monologue called "The Story of Jerry and the Dog." He is vivacious and animated as he tells this long story about the horrid dog that terrorized him upon his move into the rooming house. Jerry notes that this dog has red paws, a constant red erection, red bloodshot eyes and so forth. The dog consistently snarled and tried to hurt Jerry, until one day Jerry decided he would kill the dog nicely. If that did not work, then he would try to kill the dog no matter what.

At this point in the story, Peter winces, realizing that he might be speaking with a crazy man. Jerry tells him not to wince and that he should not react to the story. He should only listen, as he continues with his story.

Jerry claims that he proceeded...

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