Down and Out in Paris and London - Chapter 25 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 25 Summary

The narrator finds dormitory-style lodging with a hundred and fifty other men. He meets several men who are old-age pensioners. Until meeting them, he hasn't realized that there are people in England living on nothing but the old-age pension of ten shillings a week.

He spends most of his time on the streets, sees a Mormon street meeting, and joins a group of men who live in an underground cellar-like lodging. Despite the filth of the place, the narrator comments that the deputy and his wife are friendly people, always willing to make a person cup of tea at any hour of the day or night.

Chapter 25 Analysis

On the ship, the narrator felt nostalgic about his home country, thinking of the comforts he'd previously experienced there. But the nostalgia quickly flees when he doesn't get any English beer, mint sauce, or comfortable armchairs.

This flight from...

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