Chapter 27 Summary

Chapter 27 begins with a reminder of the mythical names the author has bestowed on Mack and the boys: the Virtues, the Beatitudes, and the Beauties.

The boys are sitting around the Palace Flophouse and discussing the planning of Doc's new party. October 27, the day Doc has falsely told them was his birthday, has been settled on but the location has not. Mack says he had considered holding the party at their place, but it would be impossible to do so without losing the element of surprise.

There are a number of advantages to having a repeat of the party at Doc's own place, Mack reasons. First of all, Doc likes his laboratory. Second, he has music to play for the guests. Mack threatens to "kick the hell" out...

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