Henderson the Rain King - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10 Summary

Mtalba tells Henderson goodbye forever, but Itelo refuses to kill him because they are friends. Henderson feels so distraught he wishes the bomb had gone off in his hands instead. He feels that his life-pattern has been revealed and it shows he is "doomed always to bungle." Henderson and Romilayu leave the village in humiliation and disgrace. Romilayu wants to return to Baventai, the village where their journey started, but Henderson feels that going home now would kill him. Romilayu does not want to let him travel on alone, and suggests they visit the Wariri, though he immediately expresses doubts about his suggestion.

Romilayu and Henderson travel eight or ten days towards the Wariri over difficult terrain, desert and mountains populated with giant spiders and ostriches. Romilayu warns that the Wariri are not good people like the Arnewi, but are "chillen dahkness," which...

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