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Life of Pi Part 2, Chapter 46

By Yann Martel

Part 2, Chapter 46

  • Pi tells us this night counts as one of his worst.
  • The hyena finally tears into the zebra: blood, flesh, the whole gory mess. But the hyena only eats parts of the zebra and the zebra is still alive.
  • Orange Juice and the hyena have a mini-showdown: Orange Juice roars and the hyena backs off.
  • The animals can't understand the knocking against the boat. It's the sharks, who have been attracted by the zebra's blood.
  • Pi confronts the fact that his parents and Ravi have most likely died.