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Childhood's End Chapter 19

By Arthur C. Clarke

Chapter 19

  • Jeffrey's dreams and his everyday existence roll into one.
  • George and Jean can no longer care for their children, but they also don't have to because they're pretty self-sufficient.
  • Jennifer simply appears to sleep all day, wrapped in her chrysalis of telepathic power.
  • Jeff sometimes acts like the boy his parents knew, but other times he sits with his eyes closed, letting knowledge, from somewhere or someone unknown, flood into his mind.
  • Jeff and Jennifer were the first, but they weren't the last, and the changes spread to children across the Earth.
  • Karellen speaks to mankind for the last time.