The Innocents Abroad - Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 14 Summary

The next site to see in Paris is the Cathedral of Notre Dame. Twain points out that numerous religious institutes had stood where Notre Dame is today and jokes that the site "ought to be measurably sacred by this time." He also jokes about a portion of the cathedral that was contributed by a known assassin to clear his own conscience, saying that the days are gone when one can just build an extra building and have all of his guilt vanish.

Inside the cathedral, the travel group gets to see the bloody robe, vertebrae and bullet of a bishop who ran through town with an olive branch in hopes of negotiating peace from a group of insurgents. Unfortunately, the bishop was shot for his efforts and his bloody legend is now displayed at the cathedral. The Morgue where the men visit next...

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