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The Wanting Seed Part 4, Chapter 7

By Anthony Burgess

Part 4, Chapter 7

  • Captain Loosley and his Population Police comrades are heading south with Beatrice-Joanna and the twins. One of the officers, Sergeant Image, had been abducted and eaten by villagers a few towns back. The same villagers stole Captain Loosley's and the other officer's uniforms, so they are now traveling in their underwear.
  • When they reach London, Captain Loosley is dismayed to learn that the Ministry of Infertility has been renamed the Ministry of Fertility. He realizes that his plot to disgrace Derek isn't going to work now that homosexuality is out, and heterosexuality is in. Times they are a changin'.