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Now Lee Chong owned the Abbeville building — a good roof, a good floor, two windows and a door. True it was piled high with fish meal and the smell of it was delicate and penetrating. Lee Chong considered it as a...
The significance of the interchapter about the gopher is that it reinforces the idea that it is better to be in a community than on one's own, even if it is slightly more perilous.