The Ball and the Cross - Chapter 19: The Last Parley Summary & Analysis

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While wandering the garden, Turnbull recognizes another familiar face, that of Mr. Wilkinson who lent him and MacIan the use of his yacht. Dr. Quayle informs Turnbull that Wilkinson has been declared insane with Perdinavititis, or a mental inflammation creating the impression that one has lost a ship. Upon learning this arbitrary ruling of a man’s insanity, Turnbull flees from the doctor and finds MacIan with Beatrice.

Turnbull tells MacIan that he believes he must be in some sort of dream. MacIan tells him that he is not dreaming, and that they are in fact experiencing the end of the world, which is in many ways the opposite of a dream. He feels everything is coming to a point. The whole world, he posits, is actually mad, and everyone experiences some degree of madness, and that the reason for their...

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