The Magician's Elephant Setting & Symbolism

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Baltese

Baltese is a small town in Europe. It is also the primary setting in the novel. It is where Peter and the other characters are living when the elephant appears and disappears.

Apartments Polonaise

Apartments Polonaise is the apartment complex where Peter lives in the attic apartment with Vilna Lutz. Leo Matienne and his wife Gloria live in the apartment below Vilna Lutz and Peter. Peter often leans out the attic window apartment to get news from Leo Matienne when Leo comes home from work.

Bliffendorf Opera House

The Bliffendorf Opera House is where the magician was performing his magic trick. It is also where Madam Bettine LaVaughn was sitting as an audience member when the elephant came crashing through the roof.

Elephant Ear

The elephant ear is a pastry created after the elephant incident. It is fried dough covered with sugar and cinnamon.

Ballroom

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