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decide which were his favorite animals. He lists his favorite animals: Randyman the Red-Faced Black Spider Monkey; the Patagonian Sea Lions, named Miracle and Star; and Maliku the Orangutan. They ate at the cafe, where Father says he loves Christopher: if he sometimes gets angry, it's because he worries about Christopher and doesn't want him to get hurt. Christopher doesn't know if he understands but Father asks if he at least understands that he loves Christopher, to which Christopher says yes. They touch fingers and thumbs to show this. Christopher then provides a map of the zoo and describes seeing the gerbils before going home. Notes It's important for Christopher to have favorite animals in mind, which is why he draws this list. Father's discussion with Christopher helps to establish his motives later on in the novel. CHAPTER 139 Summary While Christopher likes Sherlock Holmes, he does not like Holmes' author and creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Unlike his creation, Doyle believed in the supernatural. In 1917, he was one of those fooled by The Case of the Cottingley Fairies, where two cousins claimed to play with fairies and took five photographs as proof. Harold Snelling, an expert in fake photography, declared these images were real and Doyle wrote about the pictures for The Strand . In 1981, Joe Cooper interviewed the cousins, Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths: Wright said all five photographs were fake and Frances claimed only one was real. This case shows that people can be stupid if they don't want to know the truth and that Occam's razor is true. Notes The hoax of the fairies is analogous to the hoax Ed Boone pulled on his son. The idea of people being stupid because they don't want to know the truth is an important idea, because it helps to explain Christopher's reluctance to understand the letters from his mother in the next chapter. Occam's razor translates to "No more things should be presumed to exist than are absolutely necessary." It is a heuristic guide - that is, a guide to
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon - MonkeyNotes by PinkMonkey.com 20 Reprinted with permission of TheBestNotes.com Copyright©2006. All Rights Reserved. No Distribution without written consent. solving problems - by advising that the simplest of explanations is often the correct one. However, this is not a strict rule more than a general guideline, and there are times when a more complex answer is actually the truth. CHAPTER 149 Summary When Christopher goes to school on Monday, Siobhan asks about the bruise on his face. He explains what happens and Siobhan makes sure Christopher is alright, asking if he's scared of going home or wants to talk anymore about it, then going over when grabbing is okay and why hitting is not allowed. Father is still at work when Christopher goes home, so Christopher checks the dustbin to get his book back. It isn't there, however, so he begins a search of the house to see where Father may have hidden it. He checks all the rooms except his own

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