The Innocents Abroad - Chapter 13

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The Innocents Abroad - Chapter 13
More Trouble—Monsieur Billfinger—Re-Christening the Frenchman—In the Clutches of a Paris Guide—The International Exposition—Fine Military Review—Glimpse of the Emperor Napoleon and the Sultan of Turkey
 
 
 

This chapter provides a cautionary tale of French tour guides for Americans. The three friends have chosen Billfinger as a guide and soon discover he works on commission for the various shops. Twain also describes Napoleon III, the emperor of France and Abdul Aziz, the sultan of Turkey. Descriptions of these two men can be found in Twain's Letter Number 5 to the Daily Alta California but completely rewritten for this book. See McKeithan (1957) for a comparison.

 

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Submitted by scott on

The slideshow was created anew using PhotoFilmStrip rather than dvd-slideshow.

Submitted by scott on

The descriptions of Napoleon III and Abdul Aziz first appeared in Letter Number 5 of Daily Alta California, but almost completely rewritten here in the book.