by Kurt Vonnegut
Cat's Cradle Chapter 81 Summary
A White Bride for the Son of a Pullman Porter
- Angela returns with her clarinet and Cat House Piano by Meade Lux Lewis.
- We'll give her credit. The lady's got good taste in music.
- She lets the record play its first track alone, and John reads the album cover.
- When track two hits, she plays along, improvising around the tune (81.14).
- John describes the sensation as "a case of schizophrenia or demonic possession" that makes his "hair [stand] on end" (81.16-17). In case you're wondering, for John, that's a good thing.
- John can't understand a bit of it, but he loves it. Julian advises him not to try, quoting from the The Book of Bokonon.
- Newt only snorts, comparing religion to his trademark cat's cradle.
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