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Childhood's End Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 18 Summary

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Chapter 18 Summary

Jeff is beginning to have strange dreams about other planets. His dreams are being traced and analyzed by the Overlords, who anticipate a meeting with his parents. Jeff's dreams are becoming increasingly vivid. They're filled with visions of planets and solar systems farther and farther away. The Overlords anticipate some sort of change in Jeff, as his dreams become more frequent.

Puzzled by recent events, George meets with Rashaverak, the Overlord who attended Rupert Boyce's party years before. Although the Overlords no longer spy on humans, they have to watch George and Jean's children, because they are taking on inhuman characteristics. For example, George's baby daughter, Jennifer, has developed heightened senses. She now keeps her eyes closed, and can shake a rattle without touching it. Rashaverak goes on to explain that George and Jean's children were chosen at random for an experiment being carried out by a...

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