A Canticle for Leibowitz - Chapters 22 and 23 Summary & Analysis

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As departure nears, Taddeo talks candidly with a small monastic audience. Hypotheses must be confirmed by observation, and Kornhoer has helped him overcome difficulty in testing optical phenomena. Praising the inventor's gift for practicality and suggest they would make a good team, if the abbot would release him. A young priest explains how the historic economic rationale for allowing "brothers on leave" does not apply today. Taddeo suggests a scholarship at the collegium, with a stipend to the abbot. He is sure this will help relations. This flatters and troubles Kornhoer, because his calling is to Religion. Monks view work as prayer, but his machine seems more like play. He will obey the abbot, who happens by, too hurried to stop and talk. Gault tells him Claret is in the guesthouse, fugitive, tortured, and guilt-ridden about betraying Apollo. The medic is unsure if he will...

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