The Neverending Story - Chapters 6 - 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 6 - 10 Summary

Chapter 6: Urgl nourishes Atreyu with food. In the attic, Bastian gives in and eats the rest of his food. When he realizes it is his last meal, he is frightened and returns to his book to put the thought out of his mind. Urgl tends to Falkor while Engywook shares his knowledge of the Southern Oracle with Atreyu. He explains that there are three gates one must pass through to reach Uyulala. Only the first gate is visible from outside, and it is guarded by two sphinxes. The sphinxes decide who shall and shall not pass, and their decisions are based on no discernible logic. Those unlucky travelers who are not allowed to pass are forever trapped at the point where the two sphinxes' gazes meet.

The clock strikes three. Guiltily, Bastian wonders if his father has noticed his absence. He finds a mirror in...

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