The Left Hand of Darkness - Chapter 13, Down on the Farm Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13, Down on the Farm Summary

Alarmed by Estraven's sudden reappearance and feeling ill at ease, Genly tries without success to contact Obsle, Yegey or Slose. He has dinner with Shusgis, but he skips supper and retires to bed early. Later, after midnight, Genly is awakened by strangers, told that he is under arrest and taken to Kundershaden Prison. There, he is injected with a drug and interrogated. After four or five days, though he is not sure because he was heavily drugged for most of the time, Genly regains consciousness while being transported along with 26 others in a caravan-truck.

A man next to Genly dies during the transport because he was kicked or beaten in the abdomen. Genly allows the man to rest his head on his knees, where the man dies hemorrhaging from anus and mouth. The journey lasts...

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