Henderson the Rain King - Chapter 22 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 22 Summary

Romilayu protests Henderson's decision to take the lion cub, but Henderson insists, and names him Dahfu after the king. Henderson and Romilayu travel for ten days to Baventai, and Romilayu saves Henderson's life by finding water and grubs and worms to eat. Henderson is demented and raving from fever. When they arrive at Baventai, Henderson is dismayed by his sense of the inescapable rhythm to life and the fact that his "dead days" or "bad stuff" keep coming around for him, but he takes comfort in the fact that the lion cub is thriving. Eventually, they arrive in Ethiopia and Henderson buys Romilayu expensive presents and sends him off, but Romilayu trails Henderson until he gets on the plane to make sure he is okay.

Henderson manages to get the lion through customs, and begins the journey home, which involves stops in many...

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