The Berlin Stories: The Last of Mr. Norris, Goodbye to Berlin - The Last of Mr. Norris, Chapters 10, 11 and 12 Summary & Analysis

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The Last of Mr. Norris, Chapters 10, 11 and 12 Summary

Chapter 10

After inviting William to join him and the Baron for dinner, Arthur explains what happened to make the Baron so upset (see Chapter 8) - Schmidt made up lies about Arthur's financial and political situation, leading the Baron to dismiss the friendship. Arthur goes on to suggest that he and the Baron have already reconstructed their friendship, but at dinner, William discovers this is a lie. Tensions between Arthur and the Baron remain until a joke makes the Baron laugh uproariously (see "Quotes," p. 107), and the ice is broken. After Arthur makes a weak excuse and departs, the Baron invites William to visit his flat, and when William refuses, amends his offer to giving him a ride home. This William accepts, and is only a little surprised when the Baron, in...

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