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Mortal Engines Chapter 4

By Philip Reeve

Chapter 4

The Out-Country

  • Tom survives the plunge down the waste chute and wakes up in a huge pile of mud.
  • The assassin, Hester, survived as well, and she's not very pleased that Tom blocked her assassination attempt.
  • The assassin stalks off toward London, and Tom follows, unsure what else he can possibly do. The whole time, Tom can't believe Valentine pushed him. This is not a happy Valentine's Day.