Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World - Chapter XLII-XLVL Summary & Analysis

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Chapter XLII-XLVL Summary and Analysis

That evening they view a Hindu betrothal ceremony. They drive through the native quarters and see the festivities at the house of the bride. He discusses the plaque which occurred one year after his visit and how fatal it was.

In Chapter XLIII, Twain discusses a murder trial. A girl was killed for her jewelry and presents, says excerpts from the official transcripts of the trial. He also discusses the custom of Suttee, where a widowed woman is burned alive on the funeral pyre of her husband.

In Chapter XLVI, the Twains are preparing to travel. They need to buy bedding for the traveling. Twain describes the crowded scene at the train station. Their train car is spartanly furnished. The group is traveling to Baroda, since Twain received an invitation to lecture to the prince.

They arrive in Baroda...

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