Childhood's End - Chapter 24 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 24 Summary

Almost five years have passed since Jan returned to Earth. The new race has now risen from its slumber, and is trying out its new powers, such as making the Moon spin. No longer safe, the Overlords decide to leave. They leave Jan in charge of their base, so that they can still observe the goings on of Earth.

Jan observes a giant web of light and color covering the atmosphere, and remembers seeing something similar on the Overlords' planet. The force of gravity is decreasing, as Jan feels lighter. Small inanimate objects begin to float toward space. Solid, more concrete objects, begin to dissolve. Jan has difficulty breathing. As the web disappears, Earth disintegrates.

Karellen's mission is now over, and he is sad for his race, since they are trapped by the forces of the Overmind. From his view of the Solar System, it looks as...

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