Henderson the Rain King - Study Guide Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Henderson continues to explain his reasons for going to Africa, first recounting how he became a pig farmer because of an off-handed comment to a fellow soldier during the war. His neighbors are scandalized by how the pigs have taken over his father's beautiful land, but he enjoys studying those "clever doomed animals" though he is traumatized by their intelligence. While in the Army, Henderson is wounded by a land mine and receives the Purple Heart.

While chopping wood one winter, Henderson is struck in the nose by a wood chip, and as he feels the blow, he thinks "truth." Henderson believes he has a soldierly temperament, and tries to take out his anger on inanimate objects like wood and cement, but finds it only increases his wrath. The voice that says "I want!" continues to torment him, and he tries to figure out what it actually...

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