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The Host

The Host


by Stephenie Meyer

The Host Chapter 17 Summary

How It All Goes Down


  • The tour concludes in a section of the cave that's a combination sauna/bathroom/toilet. Um, make sure you're bathing in the right stream.
  • Wanderer creeps off to do her business in the potty stream (we are not making this up), afraid that someone is going to jump out and push her into the volcanic river. Did we forget to mention that the caves are in a volcano?
  • After potty time, Jeb takes her back to her prison cave, where an unexpected visitor awaits.
  • It's Jamie! And he wants to have a talk with his sister... well, with whatever is inhabiting Melanie's body.
  • She tells Jamie that Melanie didn't actually die, and that she (Wanderer) came from outer space.
  • Before they can really get to know each other, Jared shows up and bullies them apart.

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