Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World - Chapter XLVIL-LI Summary & Analysis

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Chapter XLVIL-LI Summary and Analysis

The Thuggee enjoyed killing. Twain views the white men as modified Thurs when viewed over the course of history. The exploits of a Thuggee named Ramzam are described and how he worked for a powerful Rajah who didn't know he was a Thuggee. He was finally captured by the British.

In Chapter XLVIII, the family travels to Allahabad by night train. Twain explains how servants must secure and hold the sleeping quarters on a train. Twain again explains the custom of Suttee and tells the story of a woman who was widowed.

In Chapter XLIX, the family is still on the train journeying to Allahabad. Twain discusses the difficulty of sleeping on the train. He describes the Indian villages and how they are made of mud.

In Chapter L, they are traveling to Benares. They spend a two hour...

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