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Life of Pi Part 2, Chapter 80

By Yann Martel

Part 2, Chapter 80

  • Pi catches a big, fat tasty dorado in the midst of a flying fish storm. It crashes onto the gunnel.
  • RP hears the crash, wants the fish, and an epic stare-down follows: Pi vs. RP.
  • Pi stares down RP and discovers his mental toughness neutralizes RP's brute strength.
  • Pi's mastery of RP grows: he now often lies down on the tarpaulin with his head above RP's lair.