Dune - Book 2 (pgs. 251-283) Summary & Analysis

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Book 2 (pgs. 251-283) Summary

Staban Tuek, son of Esmar and a smuggler, greets "the great Gurney Halleck." The smugglers offer Halleck and 74 survivors sanctuary but forbid any move against the Harkonnens. Tuek's concern is to play the Guild's circumspect game and get vengeance in other ways. Tuek offers them jobs to earn their passage off planet. Tuek thinks Hawat, now in Harkonnen hands, might be the traitor; the Duke is certainly dead, Paul and Jessica probably are, and Beast Rabban is once more in control. With his own score to settle with Rabban, Halleck is determined to remain on Dune, with Tuek or among the Fremen. Halleck asks questions about the Fremen, about Guild lighters avoiding the desert, and about rumors of greenery, but Tuek is offended being compared with uncivilized Fremen spice-hunters. He concedes the Fremen have killed Harkonnens but now are...

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