Grab beverages or the mute button, as needed.
This chapter starts wholesomely enough as our terrible protagonist and his girlfriend are in the middle of the Pacific, having taken the elephant underwater. They are very excited by fish and shells.
Harold says that the best of his luck was finding her, for nothing is worth much without love and companionship.
I believe these two deserve each other.
A goddamn sociopath whale.
Or...you could just...not play chicken with horses on a cliff IN A METAL ELEPHANT?!
Ok, time out. When did she get a goddamn banjo?
How much crap is in the elephant right now? Two bearskins, food, a bunch of pearls and shells...
And how did they poop underwater?! And what are they wearing? And when was the last time someone showered?!
Okay, I’m better now. Onward.
Chapter Nine: Harold And Ione Make New Friends
Just...just go with it, people.
Ione goes on board and explains about the elephant. Everyone is very impressed.
The captain is very moved by this example of love.
I still have no idea how old they are.
They arrive in Hawaii. Harold parks the elephant and goes to the steamer captain to ask him to perform the wedding. This is Conversation #2.
“And what I would not give to have a father like you!”
The Captain adopts him on the spot.
The rest of the chapter is just wedding stuff.
The elephant has a search light in the mouth now, for reasons. It was probably just under the couch.