To Your Scattered Bodies Go; a Science Fiction Novel - Chapters 19-21 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 19-21 Summary

In Chapter Nineteen, Burton has been traveling with Alice, Frigate, and a few others for some time. Against all odds, he encounters Goring yet again. Goring has been in a State called Severia for three days, and has been suffering from terrible nightmares about his past crimes and chewing a lot of dreamgum from a supply that he bartered from another world.

In Chapter Twenty, Goring tells Burton that he obtained his supply of gum from upriver, but had to flee that area because the others felt he was too lazy and began to resent his lack of contributions to their society. They had also been disturbed by the noises he made during his severe nightmares. He had once been a morphine addict on earth, and Burton explains that there is a connection between the two addictions. After Goring describes his...

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