The Innocents Abroad - Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13 Summary

Twain's small group of traveling companions awake early one morning and attempt to find a tour guide who speaks decent enough English to show them around. They find a perfect candidate for the job, a man by the name of Billfinger. The tour guide's name is so embarrassing to the men, they can't bear to speak it. So they rename their guide, Ferguson. Ferguson is an informative, professional-mannered companion. At first, he refused to mingle socially with the men, insisting that he must keep a professional distance, but once the Americans convince him to have a meal and a few drinks with them, Ferguson becomes a greedy, always-hungry, always-thirsty moocher. In addition to constantly requesting food and drink stops along their tour, Ferguson does his best to encourage lots of spending in Paris shops. The Americans suspect that Ferguson gets a commission in...

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