The Queen of the Night - Act II: The Cave of Queens and Courtesans: End of Chapter Three Summary & Analysis

Alexander Chee
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Summary

Lilliet met Euphrosyne 15 years prior. She describes her friend’s outlandish attire and ability to grab anyone’s attention. The two become fast friends even though Euphrosyne believed that she would corrupt Lilliet because she was a courtesan. Courtesans spending time with unregistered women was a serious crime. Lilliet, however, did not care.

A few weeks later, Lilliet returned the dress she stole after leaving the circus. The laundress took pity on her, and told Lilliet she would not call the police if she worked for her mistress. Lilliet agreed and learned that the woman repaired costumes for another circus. Eventually, Lilliet was caught riding one of the circus horses, and asked to perform in the Cirque Napoléon. Meanwhile, Euphrosyne began bringing Lilliet to her visits with men. She gave her a...

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