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Out of the Silent Planet Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 5 Summary

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Chapter 5 Summary

Ransom settles into life aboard the space ship. He observes Devine and Weston taking shifts in the closed room, which he assumes is the control room. Despite his desperate situation, Ransom is not upset. He spends his time looking at the amazing sights from his skylight and listening to the tinkling of tiny meteors on the hull of the ship.

As time progresses, Ransom begins to feel a new vitality, which Weston explains is due to being so near the sun's rays. Ransom also reflects that his elevated mood is because the mysteries of space are being revealed to him. Ransom explores as much of the ship as he is allowed to. Many of the rooms are empty, and he supposes they are meant to carry some cargo back to Earth.

Ransom assumes the duties of ship's cook. One day, while in the galley, he overhears one...

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