The Siege of Krishnapur - Part 1 Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1 Chapter 5 Summary

Fleury and Harry travel to the Maharajah's palace with the Collector and Miriam, who will take a tour of the opium factory. The men discuss the "effeminate" upbringing of the rich natives, who are blessed with an easy life and no hard work. When the two young men arrive at the palace, they notice soldiers who seem to be lounging at their posts. The Maharajah's son puts on a show of being British by sitting in a chair made of antlers, eating a boiled egg and reading a British magazine as the guests enter the room. Harry feels unwell and pretends that nothing is the matter. Soon, however, he must lie down, and the Prime Minister looks after him.

Hari, the Maharajah's son, takes Fleury on a tour of the palace. They visit the Maharajah's opulent chambers, where Hari's father sleeps...

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