This, to me, is the most significant thing I have ever stumbled across. (Clumsy. Who knew, .. right?) When I first read this particular chapter, I remember saying "That's it. Fight's over. Yee fricken haw, I knew it!"
I have since, went back and read the whole book, BEYOND THE HUMAN CONDITION. All I can say is ... Yee fricken haw!
If it doesn't hit you right away ...... it will down the road.