The Chrysalids Study Guide

The Chrysalids

The Chrysalids by John Wyndham

When David regains consciousness, he notices that they have been captured by the Fringe folk and they are being taken prisoner. Despite this they notice that they are now in range with the girl from David’s dreamland (Sealand) so that now he and Rosalind can now communicate with her instead of just Petra due to her stronger power. When the Fringe people reach their destination David comes face to face with the spider-like man he once met during a raid in his hometown many years ago, the man who bore a striking resemblance to Joseph Strorm. We learn that this man is indeed David’s uncle. We learn that David’s uncle’s abnormality was not discovered until four years after his birth. Thankfully, his mother saved him from his tragic fate but however Gordon still vows revenge on the ways ofthe people of Waknuk, more particularly his idealist ignorant brother. In an act of brutality, the people of the Fringes decide to keep the two girls traveling with David for breeding purposes. Gordon encourages David not to protest and he is driven outside the Fringe village where he is beaten unconscious again.

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