The Comedians - Part 2 Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2 Chapter 2 Summary

Mr. Brown agrees to take Joseph to a secret Voodoo ceremony that is held near Kenscoff. It is the only occasion when Mr. Brown attends such ceremony that he regards as distasteful. He watches with disdain the chanting and prayers mixed with summons to a god. A priest appears towards the climax with a trussed cock. He puts its head into his mouth and crunches it, smearing the blood onto the floor covered with ash patterns.

Mr. Brown notices Mr. Henri Philipot among the crowd, who disappears soon after the ritual with the cock begins. A corpse in a white sheet is brought and laid next to the fire. The priest puts the corpse into the flames and then removes it. The ritual is repeated with other corpses as well. He watches Joseph accepting a red scarf and a machete from...

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