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Cannery Row

Cannery Row


by John Steinbeck

Cannery Row Chapter 31 Summary

  • We interrupt the plot to bring you this important update:
  • A gopher used to live in the vacant lot.
  • (Yes. We are really talking about gophers now.)
  • It turns out that the lot is a really fantastic place for a bachelor gopher.
  • There are no other male gophers around to compete with, there aren't any gardeners trying to kick him out, and the soil is just right.
  • The problem is that there also aren't any female gophers. That's a show-stopper. The gopher is forced to move out.

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