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Cat's Cradle Chapter 112

By Kurt Vonnegut

Chapter 112

Newt's Mother Reticule

  • Angela went to decorate the Christmas tree while Frank and Newt looked for something the dog could eat.
  • Seeing spilled water on the floor, Newt mopped it up with a dishrag and then threw the rag on the counter. It landed in a pan of ice-nine.
  • Newt picked up the dishrag and noticed it felt like the gold mesh of his mother's reticule.
  • He did what any normal person would do in that situation and let the dog lick it.
  • When he went to tell his father about the stiff dog, he "found out that his father was stiff, too" (112.13)