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Life of Pi

Life of Pi

by Yann Martel

Life of Pi Part 2, Chapter 48 Summary

How It All Goes Down

  • In this chapter, Pi tells us how Richard Parker was named.
  • A panther had been killing people in Bangladesh. A professional hunter set up a trap.
  • Instead of the panther, a tiger shows up. He tranquilizes the tiger. In a clerical error, the hunter's name, Richard Parker, gets attached to the tiger.
  • Thus we have Richard Parker the tiger.

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