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Riddley Walker Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 17 Summary

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Chapter 17 Summary

At the start of Chapter 7teen, Riddley begins to walk toward Cambry. Throughout his travels, the black dog is Riddley's constant companion, at one point pressing his nose into Riddley's hand and begging to be petted.

Finally, after so much draining activity and overwrought emotion, Riddley begins to feel a sense a stillness and silence. He begins to question his former theory that the only power is no power. He comes to the conclusion that the only power is not striving for power.

Riddley hears the voice of Erny Orfing in the darkness. As Orfing grieves over the death of Goodparley, Riddley points out that it was Orfing who set the wheels in motion leading to Goodparley's downfall.

Incapable of holding a grudge, Riddley travels with Orfing. They are stopped by a man named Rightway Flinter, who is clearly angry that Goodparley died the way he did...

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