by Kurt Vonnegut
Cat's Cradle Chapter 97 Summary
The Stinking Christian
- "Papa" Monzano lies in a bed made from Bokonon's golden boat.
- Oh, so that's where he left it. But of course.
- Frank tries to tell "Papa" about the switch-a-roo concerning the presidency, but "Papa" keeps muttering his good-byes and asking for ice.
- Dr. Koenigswald informs Frank that when he asks for ice and they bring it, suddenly he doesn't want it.
- "Papa" finally understands what's going on and tells John good luck with the whole ruling the country thing.
- He also requests that John get Bokonon. John says he'll do it, but "Papa" begs him to kill the man, as in seriously kill the guy.
- "Papa" makes two more requests. First, remove Bokonon's lies and replace them with the truth, with science. The second request is for him to be read his last rites.
- Dr. Vox Humana enters the room for the last rites, but "Papa" screams at him to get out. "Papa" is a Bokononist.
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