The Professor's House - Book 2, Tom Outland's Story, Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Book 2, Tom Outland's Story, Chapter 6 Summary

The first thing that Tom does upon arriving in Washington is to visit his district Representative in Congress. He tells Tom to go see the Indian Commission, which ends up being bad advice. Tom spends three days waiting at the Commissioner's office before he suspects that the people at the Commissioner's were not taking him seriously. When Tom finally meets with the Commissioner, he is told that the Indian Commission doesn't deal with history, and that he should try to get a letter to see the Smithsonian Institute.

Tom sees his Congressman again and gets a letter to the Smithsonian. He has trouble seeing the director of the Smithsonian, but is encouraged by the people in the office. He meets the director's stenographer, Virginia Ward. She suggests that Tom invite the director's secretary to lunch...

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