The Innocents Abroad - Chapter 42 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 42 Summary

The men are camped in Temnin el Foka, which has been renamed "Jacksonville" for ease of pronunciation. Twain and his fellow campers awake at 5:30 to a luxurious breakfast with a view. Before they have a chance to turn around, their service men had packed up all the tents. They head out as a long caravan of mules, horses and camels. Twain says the camels look like geese when they're sitting down and ostriches when they are standing up. His horse's name is Jericho. He has no tail, but Twain likes him.

As they get closer to Baalbek, Twain tells relevant stories from the Bible, including those of Moses and Joshua, the spy. They also visit Noah's tomb, which Twain assures the reader is genuine. He says he knows because Noah's son was at his burial and passed the location on to his descendants...

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