Down and Out in Paris and London - Study Guide Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Boris hears about a secret Russian society in Paris that might have some work for the narrator, writing articles in English for a newspaper. From what Boris understands, the society is Communist, and Paris police are very hard on Communists, so they deliberate about whether or not it's worth it to associate with them.

But the financial gain could be great, so they decide to risk it. They're told to show up at a certain place with a bundle of laundry as their alibi for being there because the secret society is running a fake laundry to hide themselves from the police's gaze.

Boris and the narrator arrive, give a password, and enter a room covered in Russian propaganda posters. The Russians demand twenty franks as an entrance fee. Boris negotiates and gives them just five. The Russians interview the narrator, asking what he knows about English...

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