Tunnel in the Sky Setting & Symbolism

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Playing Cards

Jimmy Throxton brings a pack of playing cards with him on his survival test and it becomes the only source of entertainment when the students find themselves abandoned on an unfamiliar planet. When the Baxters get married, Jimmy gives the cards to them as a wedding gift.

Colonel Bowie

Colonel Bowie is Rod Walker's knife. Colonel Bowie is stolen early in the survival test. When Rod teams up with Jackie, he discovers that she now has his knife. Jackie claims she took the knife off of a dead body she found in the woods.

Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth is Helen Walker's knife. Helen used Lady Macbeth in her own survival test and gives it to Rod as a backup knife. When Rod is knocked unconscious and all his supplies are stolen, he still has Lady Macbeth because it was hidden under a bandage taped to his...

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