Nights at the Circus - Section 2, Chapters 3 - 4 Summary & Analysis

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In chapter three, Walser wakes up in Fevvers’ dressing room. She is tending to the wounds he suffered while saving Lamarck’s wife. She is not gentle, and he howls in pain. Lizzie offers him tea, and Fevvers looks down at him, unamused. She has realized who he is, and that he has joined the circus. They explain the Princess blasted the tiger with water to knock it off of Walser. Fevvers goes on to explain it was actually a tigress he charged, and he added, of course, the female of any species is deadlier than her male counterpart.

Fevvers and Lizzie assume Walser was trying to protect his lover, the Ape-Man’s wife. As they are both found naked, it is an easy assumption to make. Also, it is well known within the circus folk the woman is promiscuous. Neither woman seems pleased at this...

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