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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 26, Power Station Summary

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Chapter 26, Power Station Summary

The Narrator and the Librarian walk out of town and make their way to the Power Station. The find it seemingly deserted but eventually discover the Caretaker inside a huge brick building which vibrates with the hum of power. The Narrator sums up the Caretaker's persona by noting he is antithetical (p. 279) to the Gatekeeper in every way. He is small of stature, quiet in voice, personable and unassuming. The Caretaker notes that he is unable to talk loudly, and they proceed to his humble abode.

Chapter 26, Power Station Analysis

The Librarian explains that the Caretaker was not properly separated from his shadow and is thus not like most other people in the Town. Earlier, the Gatekeeper noted that the Town people called the Caretaker 'nobody'. Additionally he has aesthetic sense—he retains the musical instruments because he finds them pleasing to...

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