Out of the Silent Planet - Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 17 Summary

The following day, Ransom and Augray resume their journey toward Meldilorn. The path begins to descend and Ransom first views Meldilorn from high above it. It is a sloping island in a circular lake. At the top of the island is a grove of very high, flowering trees. At the base of the trees, Ransom can make out what appears to be stone structures.

Augray takes Ransom to the edge of the lake, where a large gong hangs. Augray strikes the gong and they see a ferryboat depart from the shore of the island, manned by a hross. Augray asks the hross to take Ransom to Oyarsa. Augray says he will not be crossing because Oyarsa has not called for him.

Ransom gives Augray his wristwatch as a gift of thanks. Augray is pleased by the device, but declines it, telling Ransom to give it to the...

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