The Eagle of the Ninth - Study Guide Chapter 18 The Waters of Lethe Summary & Analysis

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Guern greets Marcus enthusiastically. He has already heard the news that they have stolen the Eagle form the Epidaii. The Dumnonii and Guern's own tribe will join the battle to return the Eagle to the tribes. Over Marcus's objections that it is too dangerous, Guern offers his help. Guern leads the men across a dangerous bog full of quicksand, where their pursuers cannot follow. Finally, they reach solid ground. Guern can lead them no further, but he asks to see the Eagle one last time before they leave. Marcus salutes the man when they leave, calling him "Centurion" one last time.

Two days later, on foot, the two men are still a long way from Hadrian's Wall. Again they are pursued by horsemen, although Marcus is relieved to see that there are no hounds this time. Marcus and Esca...

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