The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress - Book 1, Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Book 1, Chapter 2 Summary

Since transportation to Luna is a life sentence, prisons are unguarded, and those who offer bribes for transportation home are often double-crossed. Past wardens "let 'em yap," like kittens, but Hobart takes office in 2068 promising paradise, brotherhood, and a new dawn. He soon quits making speeches and enhances his bodyguards. Davis attends the meeting in Stilyagi Hall to quench Mike's curiosity. A rude doorman demands a ticket, but Shorty Mkrum, a sweet "big black fellow" sent up for murder, vouches for Davis and sits him in the front row beside a not-so-little "nice little girl," pretty, blonde, curly-haired Wyoming ("Wyoh") Knott. She warns Davis not to call her "Why not," and learning he is a computer man, asks sharply, "You fink for the Authority?" He specifies he is a private contractor. She admits that doing business with the Authority is unavoidable...

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