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The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Chapter 13

By Robert Heinlein

Chapter 13

  • With the rape and murder of Marie Lyons, the Loonies revolt against the Warden.
  • Once word gets out, Prof calls Finn Nielson and tells him to assemble the men who trained with laser guns to join the riots.
  • Taking Prof's advice, Mannie heads to see the riots, though he doesn't participate.
  • Mannie meets up with Finn and decides to ignore Prof's adviceā€”he takes a gun.
  • The Warden holes up in his complex, and Alvarez is killed. Prof orders Mike to start the next phase and reduce the oxygen in the Warden's complex to knock them out before flooding the building with nitrogen.
  • Finn's men enter with p-suits on. Luna's insurrection has succeeded.