The Left Hand of Darkness - Chapter 5, The Domestication of Hunch Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5, The Domestication of Hunch Summary

Genly sets off from the New Port as a passenger on a truck-like landboats on the first day of the first month of summer. He has been helped by landlady, and he has sold another of his rubies, which are prized in Gethen as on Earth, to sustain him during his time on the planet. The going is slow, a steady 25 miles per hour, and after four days of travel, staying in inns for the first part of the journey, and later, sleeping in the cab, they arrive in Rer, 1,100 miles from Karhide.

Genly stays the night in an overpriced inn and then sets out for Otherhord, an ancient Fastness not far from Rer. At noon, he reaches a forest inhabited by the Handdarata, having come to find the Foretellers and find out exactly what...

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