Study Guide

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Chapter 15

By Robert Heinlein

Chapter 15

  • The Luna Declaration of Independence is signed—after arduous hours of rhetorical debate, Congress gives up, and so everyday Loonies end up signing it.
  • It is decided the document needs to be presented to the Federated Nations.
  • Mannie asks Mike how he and Prof will get to Earth, and Mike's answer is that he'll disguise them as a shipment of grain in a barge. It's a fifty-hour trip with no bathroom.
  • That night, the Davis family opt Wyoh in as their new wife.
  • Wyoh spends the night with Mannie, frightened that he won't come back.