Stranger in a Strange Land - Part 2: His Preposterous Heritage, Chapter 9 - 10 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: His Preposterous Heritage, Chapter 9 - 10 Summary

Secretary General Douglas reluctantly talks with his wife about Michael's disappearance. She tends to browbeat and contradict him. After she leaves, Douglas goes to the Council Chamber and determines that only his office is aware of the missing Man from Mars.

Mrs. Douglas contacts Madame Alexandra Vesant, her astrologist, and insists that she do new horoscopes for both Secretary Douglas and herself. Madame Vesant asks for details on the situation, and Mrs. Douglas, after a short period of avoidance, asks that she also cast a horoscope for Michael. Madame Vesant runs into a particularly difficult situation—Michael had not been born on Earth, and so no usual calculations in astrology apply. She concocts a horoscope for him anyway and tells Mrs. Douglas that she and her husband should do nothing drastic while...

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