The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas - Chapter 6, “The War” Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6, “The War.” According to the narrator in Chapter 6, "The War," "Americans living in Europe before the war never really believed that there was going to be war”. While in London and awaiting the meeting with John Lane to sign the contract on Three Lives, Alice and Gertrude spent ten days in Cambridge. There, they stayed with Mrs. Mirlees and met Doctor and Mrs. Whitehead. Alice contends that this is when she met her third genius.

After signing the contract for “Three Lives”, Gertrude and Alice were invited to spend the weekend with the Whiteheads and ended up staying six weeks. "Then came the days of the invasion of Belgium and I can still hear Doctor Whitehead's gentle voice reading the papers out loud and then all of them talking about the destruction of Louvain and how they must help the brave little belgians" (Chapter 6, p...

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