Henderson the Rain King - Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13 Summary

Henderson notices the sky is still free of clouds and makes a wager with Dahfu that it will not rain. Dahfu bets his garnet ring in exchange for Henderson's promise that if he loses, he will stay as Dahfu's guest for some undefined length of time. Henderson learns that Dahfu attended medical school, and Henderson shares with him some of the scientific theories on how rain is created. Henderson is shocked to see the way the villagers kick and mock the small idols of their gods as part of the ceremony. Strong men come down to the arena to lift and carry the bigger idols. Finally, only two giant idols are left, Hummat and Mummah, and several strong men try and fail to lift them. A man named Turombo manages to lift and move Hummat, but cannot lift Mummah. Dahfu says this happens...

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