Childhood's End - Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 16 Summary

George Greggson and his family have adjusted to their new surroundings. The oldest son, Jeffrey, enjoys swimming in the lagoon and playing with his dog, Fey. The daughter, Jennifer Anne, is unaware of the move, as she is still a baby.

George still reflects on the party at Rupert's house in Africa ten years before. He and Jean refuse to discuss the syance, when she passed out, and refuse to attend any more of Rupert's parties. Since then, Jean has lost all interest in the occult, and busies herself with motherhood. George still remembers meeting Jan Rodericks on the rooftop that night, and is still amazed that Jan would disobey the Overlords by hiding in their ship. George is bothered by the fact that Jan's age progression will be much slower while in space, yet admires him for taking the risk of defying the Overlords.

George arrives...

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