Henderson the Rain King - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary

Henderson muses that his family has been as full of lunatics as heroes, and recalls a few heroic and kind things he did during the war. He feels that the Arnewi have surrounded him with happiness when he was in misery, and plans to give them back the water which they are unable to drink. He and Romilayu walk down to the cistern in the dark and observe the frogs. He experiences mixed feelings of pity for the frogs and excitement about killing them. These feelings remind him of an experience that his been weighing on his conscience. Henderson had evicted tenants from his land, and when they left, they abandoned their cat. Lily tells Henderson that they will come back for the cat, but he is determined to kill it before it goes wild. Henderson puts the cat in the attic and sends the ex-tenants a...

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