Railsea - Part I - Part II Summary & Analysis

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Part I

Prologue

The prologue centers around the bloodied form of Sham, standing tall above puddles of his own blood. He has many questions that must be answered.

Chapter 1

Weeks before, in the cold, Sham (Shamus Yes ap Soorap), an overweight young man, watches penguins. Sham is on board the Medes when a voice over the intercom compels everyone to the guardrails and the windows. A great dark beast emerges from the earth –a moldywarpe. Great numbers of moldywarpes dig in Streggeye Bay, between the iron tracks. Sham recounts learning about the giant moles –including the one they now faced down, a great southern moldywarpe. Trainspeople look on. Sunder Nabby, the lookout, confirms the moldywarpe is a good specimen. Captain Abacat Naphi confirms the Medes will take down the moldywarpe. Dr. Lish Fremlo, who teaches Sham, tells him to stay...

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