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The Illustrated Man Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Veldt Summary

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The Veldt Summary

The Hadley's house is completely automated. Lydia and George notice that there's something wrong with the wall-to-wall holographic images in the nursery. It is now is filled with a realistic African veldt. George closes up the nursery for a few days, although the last time they did, the children had temper tantrums.

After dinner, George sees that the disturbing image of African death won't shut off. The children, Wendy and Peter, deny that the room only been showing Africa. George does not believe them and sends them to bed, then finds a chewed-up wallet of his on the nursery floor. He locks up the nursery.

George and Lydia discuss the children's cool behavior toward them. Later, the parents hear a scream and the roar of lions from the nursery. The children have broken into the locked room. The screams sound somehow familiar. Peter argues with...

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