The Innocents Abroad - Chapter 52 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 52 Summary

Shechem is a place that has one very fertile hill, the Mount of Blessings, and one very bare hill, the Mount of Curses. The people are a pure race, with strict rules not to mix too much with other religions or nationalities. The families can be traced back thousands of years. It is here that a copy of the ancient Jewish laws can be seen, for a fee, of course. Close by, the pilgrims stop at Mount Ebal, where they find the tomb of Joseph. They also get to see Jacob's Well. The men travel on, but have to stop at a small village to sleep on the ground because they had gotten too far ahead of their caravan and had no provisions. Like all the other villages, this one is infested with "vermin," which is what the poor beggars have come to...

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