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The Diamond Age, or, Young Lady's Illustrated Primer - Hackworth Departs from Shanghai Summary & Analysis

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Hackworth Departs from Shanghai Summary

When the airport announcer finally calls John Percival Hackworth's name, the engineer hugs and kisses his wife and daughter. He takes out a copy of the Primer and gives it to Fiona, promising that while he will be absent, he will talk to her though the book. Her daughter thanks him and Hackworth embarks on a flight to Vancouver aboard a huge aircraft carrying over two thousand passengers. He is sent on a mission by Dr. X and the Celestial Kingdom, but he does not know what the mission is. He is also acting for the Victorian's H.M. Joint Force as a double agent. Before departure, he receives an electronic message notifying him that the Primer had been found, along with a map tracing its whereabouts with a red arrowed line.

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