Ringworld - Chapter 12, Fist-of-God Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 12, Fist-of-God Summary

Louis, Teela, Speaker, and Nessus land in the forest, and Louis tries to explain hypnosis to the aliens. The vegetation is Earth-like, as well as the natives. Nessus wishes he had a starseed lure, a device that attracts starseeds, which in turn attract Outsiders. Teela wakes from her trance, unable to remember landing. As Speaker runs off after a rabbit-like creature, Teela and Louis go into the woods to make love. When they return to the cycles, Speaker has killed the first prey he's hunted with claws alone, and Nessus worries over eating the local wildlife, urging an anti-allergy pill on Speaker.

Speaker confirms that the natives smell like humans. When the crew takes off again, they find a crumbling city that once had flying buildings now crashed to the ground. The ground is covered with new soil from discarded, crushed...

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