Dragon Bones: A Novel - Chapter 23 - Chapter 26 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 23 - Chapter 26 Summary

As David continues to read Brian's journal in chapter twenty-three, he learns several key pieces of information. First, he learns of the Five Punishments of Yu, which include branding, cutting off of the feet, death, and cutting off of the nose and castration, and he realizes both Lily and Brian suffered some form of the punishments. David also learns of Brian's involvement with the All Patriotic Society. Brian also realized there could be a link between Yu the Great and the artifacts at the sites. The journal discusses the use of the "swelling mold", or a substance to stop the floods. Further in, Brian discusses finding a link between Yu and the Chinese mindset, and talking one on one with Xiao Da. Catherine, it turns out, invented the story of the Nine Tripod's possible link to the site to...

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