by Kurt Vonnegut
Cat's Cradle Chapter 106 Summary
What Bokononists Say When They Commit Suicide
- Oh, and Dr. Koenigswald will be number two.
- The doctor recounts "Papa's" final moments. The old dictator was raving about everything and even said he'd destroy the world—which is apparently something Bokononists say before they commit suicide.
- Dr. Koenigswald goes to a basin of water to wash his hands. The water freezes around his hand, so he does what any curious fellow would do in the situation. He licks it.
- He falls to the ground, shattering into frozen human chunks.
- Ice-nine has made its long overdue appearance.
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