Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #10

Then I would turn aside into some chapel,—and even there, such was my disturbance, it seemed that the preacher gibbered "Big Thinks," even as the Ape Man had done; […]" (22.6)

Ape Man learned Big Thinks by copying human behavior. Prendick sees the preacher in the same light, pretending to be human. It's monkey see monkey do, only literally.

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