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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Chapter 23 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 23 Summary

The narrator once again takes over to give us some important background information. We are told that on Earth, dolphins had always considered themselves more intelligent than man, and that they had known of Earth's impending destruction in enough time to leave Earth by their own means before it occurred. The last ever dolphin message to mankind was misinterpreted as a double-backward-somersault, but in fact the message was meant as: "So long and thanks for all the fish." We then learn that there was another species even more intelligent than dolphins and equally misunderstood by man. This species spent lots of time in laboratories running around inside wheels and mazes.

Chapter 23 Analysis

Once again the reader is encouraged to be suspicious of the mice. We know we will be hearing more about them in the future. Another interesting note for future reference relates to the...

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