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The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Chapter 12

By Robert Heinlein

Chapter 12

  • The revolutionaries continue to stir the Loonies against the Warden.
  • Mike, as Simon Jester, rewrites the lyrics to many a revolutionary song, and the Warden bans their playing.
  • Mannie runs across Slim Lemke, one of the stilyagi who brought Stu to trial, and learns he's joined the revolution, too—oh, and they're related.
  • Stu is recruited into the cause. Conveniently, Stu turns out to be rich, and he offers money to the cause. Lots of it.
  • Mike cracks the Wardens communication code and discovers he's desperate for help the Federated Nations are not providing.
  • The revolutionaries decide they need to speed things up, but find themselves committed sooner than they think.