The Golden Compass - Part 1, Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 5 Summary

Mrs. Coulter takes Lyra to many different places, continuing to show her the glamorous side of life. Mrs. Coulter purchases items such as furs and oilskins for her next expedition. When they are not socializing with the elite of London, Mrs. Coulter instructs Lyra in geography and mathematics. During a lesson about electrons, Lyra states, in explanation of the particles, that they are "sort of like Dust, except the Dust isn't charged." Mrs. Coulter's daemon, the golden monkey, is greatly agitated by this statement, and the woman must restrain the creature to keep it from attacking. Taken aback by Lyra's knowledge of Dust, Mrs. Coulter asks what the girl knows about Dust; Lyra says it lights people up and can only be seen by a special camera. Lyra lies when asked where she learned about Dust, saying she overheard some scholars...

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