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Cat's Cradle

Cat's Cradle


by Kurt Vonnegut

Cat's Cradle Chapter 48 Summary

Just Like Saint Augustine

  • And deeper into the book we go.
  • Bokonon was originally a man named Lionel Boyd Johnson. He is the youngest of six children in a family who made their fortune by reinvesting a lost treasure of Blackbeard.
  • No, seriously, that's the start of this guy's history.
  • Like Saint Augustine, he spent his youth enjoying the ladies and the drink.
  • Oh, he wrote a Calypso about that too.

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