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Prelude to Foundation Chapter Summary & Analysis - "Undercover" (pp. 329-347) Summary

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"Undercover" (pp. 329-347) Summary

Fresh from baths, Seldon and Venabili are confronted by both Tisalvers about an alleged knife fight. Rumor says she has killed 100 thugs. An "urchin" is on the porch, "Trash from the street," ruining their reputation in the neighborhood. Venabili reminds the Tisalvers that they pay for their rooms. The young man is a Dahlite, a Trantorian, a citizen of the Empire, and a human being-and now he is their guest. Her right hand drops to a knife and Tisalver bravely pulls his indignant wife aside. Seldon is amused, but Venabili continues fuming about how respectable but contemptuous people create hooligans. Psychohistory must deal with the phenomenon.

Raych comes upstairs, intimidated. He complements Venabili on her fighting, wants her to teach him, and finally gets to the point: Davan wants to see them. Raych explains that...

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