Henderson the Rain King - Chapter 18 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 18 Summary

For the first time, Henderson joins Romilayu in his pre-bed prayers, and prays to "Something" for forgiveness and preservation. Henderson feels he is trapped between Dahfu and Bunam's wishes. In the morning, Henderson goes to see Dahfu, who is watching his wives dancing. One of them puts burning coals on her thighs while gazing into Dahfu's eyes and he tells Henderson she is a very good girl. Henderson and Dahfu go down towards the lion den, and Henderson tells the king about his meeting with Bunam and the Yasra and warns him that he feels trouble. Dahfu assures him that the Bunam is just trying to manipulate Henderson with fear, and when Dahfu captures Gmilo all will be all right. Henderson tells Dahfu he doesn't want to go into the lion den because he is afraid, and Dahfu replies that fear must be overcome, and if Henderson...

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