Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World - Chapter LII-LV Summary & Analysis

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Chapter LII-LV Summary and Analysis

The Ganges River runs through Benares. This is described as the show place of Benares, and the family enjoyed a trip on the river. There are people swimming in the water which is very polluted. They believe it is pure and holy. The family visits various temples and sees the Mosque of Aurangzeb. Twain sees a god called the Taj in Chapter LIII.

In Chapter LIV, they travel to Calcutta, known as the City of Palaces. The monument known as Ochterlony can be seen for miles. He also discusses the Black Hole prison and how prisoners had to fight for survival. Twain explains how they couldn't see all that Calcutta had to offer because of lack of time and so many sites.

In Chapter LV, the family is traveling through the countryside in mid-February. They see people working the...

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