Water for Elephants - Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 15 Summary

Camel is clearly in bad shape. Two days after he moves into Walter and Jacob's room, they discuss Camel's future. Jacob tells Walter that Camel has a son, but that they are estranged. However, the son is the only family Camel has, so Walter sets out to find him. Eventually Walter does find the man and gets him to agree to take custody of Camel when they reach Providence. Unfortunately they will not reach Providence for several more weeks.

In Terre Haute, Lovely Lucinda, the fat woman, dies. Uncle Al stages a huge funeral procession, paid mourners included. The procession brings in a huge crowd that night, increasing ticket sales. That same night Marlena returns to the big top with her horse show. Jacob sneaks off to watch the show and mesmerized by Marlena. The next morning, Marlena and August have returned to their regular places in...

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