Childhood's End - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Summary

Chapter 7 introduces a new set of characters. Guests are arriving to Rupert Boyce's party, at his home in the middle of the African jungle. One of the couples attending is George Greggson and Jean Morrel, who are unaccustomed to the sweltering heat after arriving from Alaska. Instead of greeting his guests in person, Rupert uses a device in his home that projects his image outside. Once inside, the couple is greeted by Rupert's new wife, Maia, a beautiful woman of mixed race. Jean is somewhat resentful toward Maia, since Rupert usually throws a party whenever he remarries.

After meeting and greeting the other guests, George and Jean decide to tour Rupert's new home. They are particularly interested in the library on the top floor, since Rupert collects books on magic, telepathy, and other unexplained phenomena. Since the arrival of the Overlords has taken away most mystical beliefs...

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