Study Guide

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Chapter 8

By Douglas Adams

Chapter 8

  • This is a short chapter that tells us that (a) space is big, too big for people to really understand; and (b) the chances of being picked up by a passing spaceship after being tossed out of an airlock of another spaceship are 2^267,791 to 1; and (c) that was the telephone number for an apartment in Islington, a neighborhood in London where Arthur went to a party once and met a nice girl who left with another guy; and (d) Arthur and Ford got picked up by a ship before they died.