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Describe the camp meeting

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ronetta | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 14, 2009 at 1:03 AM via web

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Describe the camp meeting

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted December 14, 2009 at 1:13 AM (Answer #1)

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In Chapter 20, the King and the Duke go to swindle people at a religious revival called a "camp meeting."

There were a lot of people there -- maybe a thousand.  They were listening to preaching going on in big sheds.  There were vendors selling things like watermelon and lemonade.

As the preacher would preach, the people would all scream and shout.  The preacher would call people up to be saved by Jesus and the audience would scream and shout some more.

Then the King goes and claims he used to be a pirate before he got saved by Jesus.  By doing this, he gets people to give him money so he can go help save the other pirates.  He gets over $85 this way.

 

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