Down and Out in Paris and London - Chapter 26 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 26 Summary

The narrator's money is almost gone, but a tramp tells him about the spikes. The spikes are prison-like lodgings for tramps. You cannot stay at a spike for more than one night, so many tramps will walk from spike to spike, in a sort of circuit.

The tramp also tells the narrator where he can get a good cup of tea and a bun. They go to a church, where they are forced to listen to a woman preach to them before they get their food. Then, after their tea, they must stay for the prayers. The tramps all act embarrassed by this religion talk, except for one red-faced man, and the narrator says he must have learned his prayer talk in prison.

Chapter 26 Analysis

Up until now, the narrator hasn't discussed religion, but it's clear that the poor people in this chapter consider religion to be...

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