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Atlas Shrugged Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 2, Chapter 1 "The Man Who Belonged on Earth" Summary

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Part 2, Chapter 1 "The Man Who Belonged on Earth" Summary

A cold Dr. Stadler paces, waiting for Dr. Ferris. Stadler asks about the oil shortage. Ferris has received additional funding from Wesley Mouch's Bureau of Economic Planning and National Resources. Ellis Wyatt destroyed his records and equipment, but they have gotten over six gallons from one well. Stadler complains about the lack of heating oil at the Institution and also asks about "Project X." Ferris says that "Project X" is a secret research project based on sound.

Dagny calls for an appointment, and Stadler answers eagerly. He offers to meet in her New York office at 4:00 p.m. Dagny is there, cutting back scheduled runs. After Wyatt left, small operators rushed to fill the hole, but they could not supply enough oil for their customers...

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