Nights at the Circus - Study Guide Section 3, Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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On a snowy night in Petersburg, the circus packs to leave for Siberia. Fevvers travels by carriage to her night with the Grand Duke. She has nothing on her mind but diamonds and the prospect of receiving them. Fevvers arrives at the Grand Duke's palace, and with a haughty tone, she drops her fur coat on the floor and informs him that she expects the carriage to return for her at eleven thirty. Her cockiness diminishes with each moment she spends with the duke. She appraises every object of value as she walks through the house, plotting how she will obtain them, but she becomes a little uneasy when she sees a life size ice sculpture of herself. The Duke speaks his first words of the night: "May you melt in the warmth of my house just as she melts," referring to the statue. Fevvers'...

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