Part 2 Summary

As World War II begins, Thomas Hudson is living in Cuba with several cats and dogs. Boise, a special cat, stays away from Thomas Hudson when he is drunk, as do all but one of the other cats. Goats alone will approach him, lured by the magic word medicine. Boise becomes increasingly independent.

On a morning not long after his return from cruising the waters of the Gulf Stream on a reconnaissance mission, Thomas Hudson rises early, unable to sleep. There is little to eat because he was not expected to return so soon. He plans to take a four-day break from touring the region for German ocean craft. He observes Princessa, one of the older cats that reminds him of one of his lovers, an Italian princess whom he...

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