Nights at the Circus - Section 3, Chapters 5 - 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5: Led away by a group of unknown men, the survivors of the train wreck seem deeper in limbo than ever. Fevvers is lost in the primeval forest. Surrounded by men who seemed comfortable in the dark, in silence, and in lack of hygiene, makes Fevvers even more apprehensive. As soon as she can, she insists on walking under her own power, and finds Liz, embracing her as she is able. Fevvers lets the reader know that, although Lizzie seems to have the uncanny ability to make things happen, she is from a family of Anarchist bomb-makers (and also confirms it was Liz who was responsible for making Jenny a rich widow.)

Fevvers is upset, missing the family in Battersea and her lucky violets, plus her broken wing is hurting. Lizzie points out she has lost even more: Ma Nelson’s clock (“we’ll soon lose all track of time...

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