The Great Divorce - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

The narrator walks on the cool stream for about an hour and covers about a hundred yards. Then the current grows swifter and islands of foam run into his feet, making the going painful and difficult, so he walks on the stone bank for several more hours. Before him he can see green slopes made into a wide amphitheater over a lake with a waterfall. He realizes that he is receiving impressions he would not have been capable of receiving on earth, so he is progressing already.

He sees a ghost crouching near a bush, looking at him and making signals to duck down. The ghost stands up and runs for cover behind a tree, but the grass is still obviously very painful to his feet. He recognizes that man as the ghost with the bowler hat from the bus. He remembers that...

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