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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness in the Fair That Changed America - Part 3, One Good Turn Summary & Analysis

Erik Larson
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Part 3, One Good Turn Summary

Ferris' wheel was finally ready to test. Ferris, himself, was unable to attend. The first turn took 20 minutes to complete and was successful. W. F. Grounau attended for Ferris and telegraphed Ferris of the success. Ferris telegraphed back to start hanging the cars, to which Grounau promptly responded, it had already been started.

However, the success of Ferris' wheel turning was overshadowed by the visit of the Royal Emissary from Spain. Chicago's society set out all their finery only to have her snub it. She looked upon even the most elite society lady, Mrs. Palmer, as only an "innkeeper's wife." However, she did enjoy many things and regretted having to leave Chicago.

Part 3, One Good Turn Analysis

In this chapter, the reader sees the shallow side of humanity. The fact that the successful turning of the Ferris...

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