Out of the Silent Planet - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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The hross invites Ransom into its boat. Ransom accepts, and they set off across the choppy water of the lake. The waves, like everything on the planet, are high and sharp, and the ride is so rough that Ransom vomits.

They descend into a steep, straight canyon, which Ransom learns is called a handramit. They spend the entire day traveling, sometimes leaving the water and carrying the boat to the next stream.

It is dark when they reach their destination, where Ransom sees the light of a fire through the trees of a forest. They walk toward the fire and Ransom is surrounded by other hross and their children. These are his last memories before falling asleep.

In Chapter 10, the pace of the novel shifts dramatically. Before now Ransom has been either a captive or fugitive, and the action has been fast-paced. Now Ransom is free and apparently safe for...

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