Water for Elephants - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 Summary

Jacob spends the first few hours of the trip to Chicago thinking about his humiliation, about Marlena and about Rosie. Kinko interrupts his thoughts to ask about his past. Jacob assumes Kinko is being rude because of their history together. However, Kinko assures him he is being sincere and even offers to allow Jacob access to his books and asks Jacob to call him by his real name, which is Walter. When the train arrives in Chicago later that morning, Jacob tends to the animals. When all the work is done, Jacob slips off to go to a Catholic church to make his confession. While there, Jacob sees Marlena praying in a pew. Jacob slips away before she sees him.

Back at the menagerie tent Jacob is tending to Rosie when August approaches. August apologizes for being unkind over the past few days and asks Jacob to...

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