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The Wanting Seed Epilogue, Chapter 1

By Anthony Burgess

Epilogue, Chapter 1

  • Tristram makes his way back to England without much difficulty, and as he does, he evaluates what the British Army and the government are up to.
  • In Southampton, England, Tristram books a motel room for a few days, to wait out a terrible fever. He wants to make sure that when he arrives in London to face Derek and find Beatrice-Joanna, he's at full strength.
  • After his fever passes, Tristram realizes that he has just one month left of his contractual obligation to the army. He decides to wait it out.