The Innocents Abroad - Chapter 11


The Innocents Abroad - Chapter 11
Getting used to it—No Soap—Bill of Fare, Table d'hote—"An American Sir"—A Curious Discovery—The "Pilgrim" Bird—Strange Companionship—A Grave of the Living—A Long Captivity—Some of Dumas' Heroes—Dungeon of the Famous "Iron Mask."

This chapter is important in terms of Twain's dealing with culture shock and his early perception of what was at one time referred to as "the Ugly American". Of particular interest is Twain's description of the dungeons of the heroes of Dumas. On a lighter side is a description of dining in France and the friendship between and elephant and a cat.


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