The Innocents Abroad - Chapter 18 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 18 Summary

The Cathedral of Milan is the only thing the travelers want to see when they arrive. The cathedral stands four-hundred feet tall and five-hundred feet long with more than seven thousand marble statues (at the time of Twain's visit). The majority of the building is made of stone. It is here where the great designs of Raphael and Angelo can be seen.

Inside the cathedral, Twain and the group are shown a famous statue of a man without skin. It was a lifelike figure with veins and blood and deadly eyes. Twain reminisces about a time when he was a child and had run off from school. He wanted to avoid being whipped, so he decided to sleep the night in his father's office (note: John Marshall Clemens was a judge). After climbing in through the window, young Twain finds a dead body...

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