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Nights at the Circus Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 3, Chapter 7 Summary

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Book 3, Chapter 7 Summary

The escaped convict (who they begin referring to as the Escapee) turns out to be a young, well-educated and eloquent man. He speaks French and some English and was convicted after an attempt to blow up a shop. The Escapee is an optimist, and he speaks and dreams of a utopian world brought about and run by the human soul. Lizzie, who at first admires his radical attempt at a bombing, quickly changes her mind and harshly criticizes his dreams, calling them unrealistic. Fevvers interrupts the ridicule by asking the Escapee what is going on outside the hut. He tells them that he met the female prison escapees, and they told him of their hopes for starting a female-only utopia, requesting that he donate sperm to their cause. He obliged and then listened to the stories of their travels so far, which include finding Walser...

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