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Remembering Babylon - Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 17 Summary

Lachlan is not successful in relating to the other boys in the settlement. His early arrogance haunts his relationships, since many of the boys are bigger than he is. He becomes close to Hector and dislikes that the boys constantly taunt Gemmy. He stuck up for Gemmy at first, since he still considers himself as a protector. This eventually fades, as he has to send Gemmy away from the group more and more.

Then Gemmy is attacked and since Lachlan had been sleeping, he didn't find out until school the following day. He feels betrayed that he wasn't told. He also sees the pain on his uncle's face because of what had happened. When Gemmy moves out to Mrs. Hutchence's house, events calm down considerably. Still, he sees that Jock will never trust his neighbors again.

Lachlan visits Gemmy at Mrs. Hutchence's house, but feels that they...

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