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Childhood's End Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 22 Summary

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Chapter 22 Summary

Jan Rodericks is now returning to Earth after his stay on Carina, the Overlords' planet. Here, he has to adjust his way of thinking in order to function in their environment. He feels that he now has an understanding of why they have occupied Earth. Jan meets Vindarten, the only Overlord who speaks English, and tours the planet with him. They visit a museum that features exhibits from several planets, including Earth. Jan also sees a large mountain, surrounded by a strange ring of light. It is the only thing on the planet that he is not allowed to photograph.

The Overlords suggest that Jan take the next ship home, since there won't be another one for many years. During their descent to Earth, Jan is alarmed to see that the land is dark, not lit by man-made lights. Jan leaves the ship to find Karellen standing...

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