The Comedians - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

While Mr. Smith composes an article for his hometown journal Joseph announces that Dr Philipot's body has been found. Those who were associated with him took refuge in the Venezuelan Embassy. Sneering at Papa Doc's medical qualifications in his presence caused his fall from grace. Mr. Brown is invited to see Martha at the embassy, as her son is ill.

Mr. Smith learns from Joseph that Philipot's body was discovered by a woman searched by the police. Mr. Brown peruses Mr. Smith's articles about his efforts to establish a vegetarian center. He warns him to delete any references to Philipot because of censorship in Haiti. Upon finding out about Mr. Philipot's suicide Mr. Smith wants to send his wife flowers. Joseph appears announcing that Dr Philipot's funeral procession has been halted near the hotel. Mr. and Mrs. Smith run outside to join the...

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