The Innocents Abroad - Chapter 58 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 58 Summary

The excursionists head out to the Egyptian pyramids on donkey, which Twain thinks are the better of all the animals they'd ridden so far. On the way, they pass a young girl of about thirteen who is walking along naked, not in the least bit concerned about it. They find that many people of Egypt are not modest about covering themselves.

The pilgrims cross the Nile with their little donkeys shoved into the boats with them. In the desert, they have to leave their donkeys behind. After a long hike in the desert, where they must climb large, sandy hills to reach the pyramids, the travelers are bombarded by Arabs who beg to be hired to drag the pilgrims up the hills. Their guide negotiates and Twain and his friends are dragged painfully along the desert. These beggars followed them along everywhere, very...

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