Ringworld - Chapter 19, In the Trap Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19, In the Trap Summary

Speaker contacts Nessus to let him know that he and Louis have been captured. Nessus concludes that a signal is pulling them in and burned out all working equipment. They try to interfere with the signal, but they fail. Louis's protective crash balloons go off and his cycle turns upside down. Speaker and Louis find themselves trapped in a floating building, a prison. A force field is holding up their cycles, but it won't hold up their bodies. If they fall off, they will fall 90 feet to their deaths. A number of other cars and vehicles are trapped their, and the remains of their occupants are skeletons around the building. The central area is surrounded by a cone of prison cells. The lights on the vehicles are working. Only systems that were active failed.

Someone is listening...

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