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Cannery Row

Cannery Row

by John Steinbeck

Cannery Row Chapter 24 Summary

  • Here we take another little break from the plot:
  • Mary Talbot loves to give parties, but she and her husband Tom are pretty short in the dough department.
  • So Mary gives parties on the cheap, sometimes just for the stray cats that live in the yard.
  • One day Tom is feeling pretty down: he's a writer, but he can't sell any of his work.
  • Mary goes out to have a tea party with the stray cats and finds one of them doing something really gross with a mouse.
  • Mary gets super upset and Tom comforts her. Comforting her makes Tom feel better, and soon Mrs. Tom is throwing a pregnancy party.

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