The Innocents Abroad - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10 Summary

The events of chapter ten are introduced back on board the Quaker City during the Fourth of July celebration. Once again, we are presented with the annoyances of the Oracle (who is often referred to as "The Doctor"). One by one, the Oracle drives his friends away with his nonsensical blabbering.

The excursionists hit their first major wall of cultural frustrations in Marseilles. Upon arrival, they find that there is no immediate docking station, and the ship has to wait at sea a while before being able to settle. Twain and his friends are too impatient to wait, so they try to get permission from one of the boatmen to walk across his boat to the dock. All they want to do is to step down from the Quaker City onto the man's boat and across to the pier. Unfortunately, the language barrier...

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