Childhood's End - Study Guide Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Determined to uncover the Overlords' identity, Stormgren pays a visit to an old friend, Pierre Duval, Chief of the Science Bureau. Stormgren gives Duval all the details of his visits to the Overlords. Duval concludes that the screen in the ship is really a sheet of one-way glass, which Karellen uses to hide behind.

Meeting once again with Karellen, Stormgren is given a draft of the new World State's constitution. Karellen and his supervisors have decided that they will set foot on Earth and reveal themselves in fifty years. This disappoints Stormgren, since he will be dead by then. At the end of the meeting, he triggers an x-ray device in his briefcase which will show what is behind the screen.

Back at his office, Stormgren meets with Alexander Wainwright to show him the draft of the new constitution, and to inform him of the fifty-year wait...

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