Henderson the Rain King - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

Henderson buys a one-way ticket to Africa and departs with Charlie and his wife. Henderson immediately loves Africa, and its heat and colors. However, he soon starts to hear the voice that says, "I want," again, and decides to part ways with Charlie. With his guide Romilayu, he heads off on foot towards the more remote parts of Africa. After walking for a many days in the heat and through regions that Henderson feels are wonderfully "prehuman," they arrive at the village of the Arnewi tribe.

They are met first by children screaming and then by a delegation of naked villagers weeping loudly. Henderson's feelings are hurt until Romilayu explains that they are mourning cattle that died in a drought. The Arnewi are very close to their cattle, and feel responsible for the drought. Henderson resolves to do something to help them. Henderson...

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