Henderson the Rain King - Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19 Summary

When Henderson emerges from the lion's den, he is aware that his roaring was probably heard by the king's enemies. Romilayu does not shy away from him and Henderson is impressed with his loyalty. Henderson feels more like a pig on the outside than a lion. He is losing faith in Dahfu's science, and fears Atti as much as ever, but continues to try to improve his roaring for Dahfu's sake. Henderson still feels feverish, and is worried that the villagers know he spends the mornings roaring. Henderson defends his sessions with Dahfu and Atti to Romilayu by explaining he came to Africa because he "wouldn't agree to the death of my soul" (277) and he believes that Dahfu has the secret. Henderson decides to send Romilayu to Baventai with a letter for Lily, and also gifts Romilayu his jeep. Romilayu cries because he...

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