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Nights at the Circus Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 2, Chapter 2 Summary

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Book 2, Chapter 2 Summary

Kearney demands that the flag of his nation, USA, replace the Russian flag over the circus. His request is granted, and although the flag doesn't exactly fly in the wind, the momentum of the show excites him. The building for the circus is designed with an exclusive audience in mind. The balconies and the platform for the band are all gilded, and the air of luxury is almost extreme. Despite the luxurious accommodations and the coat room filled with furs from the patrons, the natural scents of the circus cannot be avoided. The smell of the animals "in the night time intermingl[ed] with French perfume." Walser walks the grounds early in the afternoon observing as the Princess of Abyssinia picks up her laundry, clad in an apron covered in blood from her tiger's feed. He also sees Lizzie coming in carrying pancakes, and from...

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