The Left Hand of Darkness - Chapter 14, The Escape Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 14, The Escape Summary

Estraven realizes that he can no longer rely on his "friends" Obsle and Yegey, both of whom have left town and sacrificed the Envoy for their own safety, and he turns to his enemies. He blackmails Shusgis, telling him that he is an agent of the Nobles Faction in Karhide that is planning the assassination of Tibe and that he, Shusgis, has been designated Estraven's contact and needs tell him everything he knows. Shusgis believes him and tells Estraven everything he asks.

Estraven can't get word to anyone in Karhide, so he goes to the Royal Embassy where Sardon rem ir Chenewich, whom Estraven knew well at one time, agrees to send a message to Argaven telling him what had become of the Envoy. Estraven knows that he is now in peril, and he heads straight for the caravan...

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