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The Illustrated Man Chapter Summary & Analysis - No Particular Night or Morning Summary

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No Particular Night or Morning Summary

Hitchcock and Clemens are on a deep space voyage. Hitchcock says he doesn't believe in Earth anymore, and that memories make him unhappy. Clemens revels in memories of Earth. Hitchcock came to space to be immersed in nothingness.

Hitchcock says sometimes he doesn't believe in anything, and rushes off to make sure the second floor exists. Clemens goes upstairs. Hitchcock asks him to prove the existence of things he can't see at the moment.

Hitchcock tells Clemens about how he lost his job, his wife died, and then his son had to go live with an aunt. Doing anything in his past life began to seem unreal to him, so he'd decided to go into space. Clemens urges him to see a psychiatrist, but Hitchcock refuses. He wonders if Clemens himself is real. Clemens hits him, and Hitchcock says...

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