Who are the Hrossa in Out of the Silent Planet?
In Out of the Silent Planet, the Hrossa is one of the three species with reasoning abilities that live on the planet Malacandra. They teach Ransom their language and help him to settle on the planet.
In C.S. Lewis's Out of the Silent Planet, the Hrossa is one of three native species on the planet of Malacandra (the other two are Seroni and Pfifltriggi) with the reasoning abilities of humans. The Hrossa take in Ransom, the main character, and they help him to settle into his new surroundings.
Ransom first meets a member of the Hrossa race when he's drinking water from a lake. The author explains how "a shining black thing like a cannon-ball" rises from the...
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