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Out of the Silent Planet - Chapter 22 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 22 Summary

The narrator takes over the story in this chapter and tells the reader he has a purpose in writing the book. He explains the professor in the story is a real person, although Ransom is not his actual name. Like Ransom, the narrator is a professor who was professionally acquainted with him.

The narrator learned the story from Ransom after writing him a letter asking about a Latin word he ran across in an obscure text. The word is Oyarses. The narrator asks Ransom if he is familiar with the word.

Ransom invites the narrator to a visit, during which he tells the narrator his entire story. Ever since, the narrator states, he and Ransom have been investigating the mystery of the connection between Earth and Malacandra, and the prophecy Oyarsa alluded to about dramatic events taking place in the near future.

The narrator and Ransom want...

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