Life on the Mississippi - Chapters 45-60 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 45-60 Summary and Analysis

In Chapter XLVI, "Enchantments and Enchanters," Twain writes about Mardi Gras, which he is sad to have missed in the South. In addition, he writes about the spell Sir Walter Scott has cast on the South and how they admire his work, romanticizing the Middle Ages.

Chapter XLVII, "Uncle Remus and Mr. Cable," discusses Twain's acquaintance with a writer named Uncle Remus, who is very shy and turned out to be white and red-haired, to everyone's surprise. Twain also writes about a strange name he and a collaborator used for a book, which nevertheless later had to be changed after the owner brought a libel suit against the writers.

In Chapter XLVIII, "Sugar and Postage," Twain sees Bixby on the street and is delighted to find him exactly the same. During the rest of the chapter, he describes a...

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