The Golden Compass - Part 3, Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Chapter 19 Summary

Lyra is taken to an enormous stone castle, which is surrounded by carved representations of warfare and tributes to Iofur Raknison. As she is led to her holding cell, she is overcome by the stink of seal fat, dung, blood, and garbage. The bears throw her into a dark cell and slam the door. Lyra immediately consults the alethiometer, with Pan in the form of a firefly so she can see in the dark. After consulting the alethiometer, she learns that Iorek is one day away, but heading toward the castle, intending to rescue her.

A man's voice is heard in the darkness of the cell. He introduces himself as Jotham Santelia, Regius Professor of Cosmology at the University of Gloucester. Lyra gets some information from the man, who is nearly mad, about Iofur Raknison, the bear king whom Jotham had...

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