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Out of the Silent Planet Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 19 Summary

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Chapter 19 Summary

The procession of hross enters carrying three dead hross in bundles and leading two prisoners. At first Ransom does not recognize the prisoners even as men, so accustomed has he become to looking at the creatures of Malacandra. He suddenly realizes that it is Weston and Devine. They do not notice Ransom.

One of the hross addresses Oyarsa, explaining that two of the hross were killed while the hross were capturing the men. The third was Hyoi, who was killed in cold blood.

Oyarsa demands to know why the men have killed the hross. Unable to see where the voice of Oyarsa is coming from, Weston thinks it is a ventriloquist trick. He makes a fool of himself addressing his response to a sleeping hross in the crowd, who he guesses must be the real source of the voice. Unaware of the situation, Weston tries to intimidate...

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