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Elbow Room Chapter Summary & Analysis - "I Am an American" Summary

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"I Am an American" Summary

Leon and Eunice Foster are surprised that in such a gritty old hotel, a rotund little man in blue suit and red tie would summon Americans to breakfast. Leon does not get a good look at his face, but intuits he is Bulgarian. Tired of tourism, on recommendation of good friends in Atlanta they have wired X from Paris, raced across the channel, phoned him as requested, and learned X has the flu. They check into a Georgian mansion converted into a bleak tourist hotel, hoping X will recover and call, but waiting in their fourth-floor room is unappealing, and they dress for breakfast. After Eunice finishes in the communal bathroom, Leon takes his turn, finding one of their Asian neighbors standing guard at the door while a companion tries to make the faulty toilet flush. He...

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