Henderson the Rain King - Study Guide Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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The Wariri continue to cheer for Henderson, and the sky begins to fill with clouds. Bunam, the priest with the twisted stick, and several women carrying whips present themselves before Dahfu and Henderson, and Dahfu announces that the man who moves Mummah becomes Sungo, the rain king of the Wariri. Henderson feels afraid, but Dahfu tells him he need not fear because he must only help the group "cleanse ponds and wells." The women remove all of his clothes and hand him a whip, and together they run naked through the town, chanting. When they arrive at the cattle pond, the women throw Henderson into the dirty, shallow water and he sinks into the mud. They pull him out again and begin to run anew. Henderson cries to heaven first for mercy, then justice, then truth, before settling for "Thy will be done! Not my will but...

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