Valiant Gentlemen - Part 2: Chapters 9 - 12 Summary & Analysis

Sabina Murray
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Part Two: Chapter IX, Paris begins in November of 1902. Ward is in his studio working on a sculpture of a witch doctor. He is waiting for Casement to arrive. He knows Casement will like the piece, but also that Casement likes everything he does. He remembers Jameson telling him that art was for gentlemen and knows he allowed himself to treat it like a hobby. Now that he is a gentleman, he can treat it like a pursuit.

Casement arrives. They talk about Casement’s work and Ward visiting Argentina. They also talk about their health; both have suffered from various ailments. Casement is considering not going back to the Congo because things are getting more brutal there. He is working on a report about the situation. Ward is concerned that Casement may be “getting on the wrong side of some very...

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