Study Guide

Cat's Cradle Chapter 48

By Kurt Vonnegut

Chapter 48

Just Like Saint Augustine

  • And deeper into the book we go.
  • Bokonon was originally a man named Lionel Boyd Johnson. He is the youngest of six children in a family who made their fortune by reinvesting a lost treasure of Blackbeard.
  • No, seriously, that's the start of this guy's history.
  • Like Saint Augustine, he spent his youth enjoying the ladies and the drink.
  • Oh, he wrote a Calypso about that too.