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Chapter 5, conclusion Summary

As Walpurgis Night (Mardi Gras) night approaches, Settembrini reproaches Hans for playing fast and loose with time in his conversation. The patients visit the carnival in town, and at dinner, the management decorates the tables with paper lanterns. Patients appear in costume, including two dressed as a Blue Henry and a Silent Sister. Settembrini sends Hans a joking note, warning him to beware the spells of Walpurgis Night. In irritation, Hans realizes he has no pencil to write a return note. Suddenly Clavdia Chauchat enters dressed in a stunning brown silk gown that leaves her arms bare. Settembrini calls her "Lilith" - according to legend, Adam's first wife who became a witch. Having had a few drinks, Hans scolds Settembrini for "turning the lights on" again, and uses the familiar "you" with him, at which Settembrini takes offense. However, Hans thanks Settembrini for all his...

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