The Left Hand of Darkness - Chapter 16, Between Drummer and Dremegole Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 16, Between Drummer and Dremegole Summary

When Genly awakes, Estraven is writing in his journal. Estraven asks about Genly's parents. Genly says died 70 years ago, though Genly younger than 30. Genly has only been off Earth for seven years, but because of the time jumps, more than 120 years have passed since he was born.

The going has been tough of late, Estraven writes. The ground is composed of rock, pebble-dump, clay and mud. Estraven hopes to try for the glacier between two volcanoes, both capped with steam and smoke. After nearly a half-month of hauling, a light blizzard blows for two days, during which they stay inside the tent. They sleep all of the first and on the second day. Then Genly teaches Estraven how to play the game Go, and there are plenty of stones around to play with.

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