Out of the Silent Planet - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 Summary

Ransom is shown into the house and seated in a messy room. Devine brings in a bottle of whiskey and quizzes Ransom while he opens it and pours out two glasses. Devine learns Ransom has left on his walking tour without telling anyone his plans or making prior arrangements anywhere. He is on a break from teaching and has no family in England.

Devine apologizes that he has forgotten to bring soda water to have with the whiskey, and excuses himself, taking the glasses with him out of the room. While away, he drugs Ransom's drink. He returns with the glasses, and Ransom, thirsty from his long walk, drinks the whiskey down. As Devine chats, Ransom slowly loses consciousness.

While he is knocked out, Ransom has a vivid dream in which Weston, Devine and he are climbing over a high wall. He is the last man over...

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