The Left Hand of Darkness - Chapter 18, On the Ice Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 18, On the Ice Summary

Genly recalls the routine of their journey over the course of the past 50 days. He would wake first, and although Estraven gave him a few more ounces of food because of his size, Genly remained permanently hungry. After breakfast, which consisted of a cup of boiling hot orsh and a cube of gichy-michy expanded by hot water into a small bun of sorts, they would then pack up the bags and pans and mugs and go outside the tent. Genly could never quite believe how cold it was, and every morning it felt as though he experienced it anew. They then would collapse the tent, fold it along with the other equipment onto the sledge and fasten their skis and harnesses

Sometimes, after heavy snowfall, Genly and Estraven would have to dig out the tent and sledge...

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