Stranger in a Strange Land - Part 1: His Maculate Origin, Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1: His Maculate Origin, Chapter 4 Summary

Gillian (Jill) Boardman decides that she wants to see the Man from Mars, and she does this by way of an adjoining room. Michael accepts a drink of water from Jill and then insists that she drink, as this is a very important Martian ritual. Jill does not understand that she and Michael have just become water brothers. Michael expresses curiosity about her womanhood, and she misunderstands this to mean that he wants her to remove her clothing and show him. Once Michael thinks about it, he agrees that she should take off her clothes. Jill leaves the room.

Ben Caxton, a journalist and friend of Jill's, calls her and invites her to meet him. She takes an air taxi that automatically flies her to a public landing flat in Alexandria, where Ben joins her. Ben explains why the...

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