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Atlas Shrugged Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1, Chapter 9 "The Sacred and the Profane" Summary

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Part 1, Chapter 9 "The Sacred and the Profane" Summary

Dagny wakes and looks at Hank in bed beside her, his face young and happy. Hank caresses Dagny briefly and then dresses. Hank believes sex is an animal instinct not involving love. He never wanted to need anyone, but he needs her. Dagny believes she has earned his companionship.

James takes credit with Taggart Transcontinental's Board of Directors for the success of Dagny's John Galt Line. He meets a nineteen-year-old dime store clerk, Cherryl Brooks, who admires him, and he takes her to his home for a drink. Cherryl wants to know why James is so unhappy. James explains that he does not enjoy anything when so many people are suffering. He is jealous that Rearden is happy over inventing Rearden Metal for profit and not for the people. Cherryl tries...

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