The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry - Chapters 16 and 17 Summary & Analysis

Rachel Joyce
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In Chapter 16, Harold and the Physician and the Very Famous Actor, Harold's shoes are very worn when he reaches Bath. He plans to stay in the city only a short time but knows he needs to resole his blue yacht shoes, which he's worn for the entire journey. He goes to the cobbler's but finds the store is closed. Harold finds himself in a small crowd and the reaction of someone makes him realize that he must stink. He rushes to a nearby bathhouse and washes himself and his clothes.

Back outside, Harold finds a group of people are waiting for the chance to meet a famous actor who has written a book. Harold actually encounters the man in a restroom. The actor makes it clear that he isn't flattered by the attention. He asks if Harold is in Bath to buy the...

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