The Innocents Abroad - Chapter 41 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 41 Summary

Just before the excursionists leave Ephesus, they gather up pieces and parts of the ruins to take back as souvenirs. Just like in Constantinople, they fill their pockets and purses and hats to the rim with rocks and marble and whatever else is old enough to be a relic. But they don't get very far before they are stopped by order of the American Consuls and made to empty their pockets. They left Ephesus without a single memento.

Now, Twain is writing from Syria in the mountains of Lebanon. He explains that the travelers knew transportation would be a problem for so many, and the original plan was to go to Damascus and then Baalbek and rejoin the ship to head for Mt. Carmel. But after the consuls in Beirut heard that a whole ship full of Americans would be in need of...

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