Chapter 15 Summary

Camel now hides behind the trunks on blankets set up by Walter and Jacob. Two days later, Camel’s paralysis worsens and his tremors have gotten so bad he can barely speak. Out of sympathy, Walter brings him a bottle of whiskey to ease his misery. A week passes, yet Marlena remains in her train car. Jacob is worried about her and feels compelled to peek in her window, but his good judgment compels him to do otherwise. As the train moves on to various cities, Walter manages to get Camel to tell him the name of his son and his last known address. At the next stop, Walter gets in touch with Camel’s son, who agrees to claim his father when they reach Providence.

Unexpectedly, the Lovely Lucinda, the circus’s fat lady,...

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