Pudd'nhead Wilson - Chapters 17-19 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 17-19 Summary

The summer drags on and it comes to Election Day. Judge Driscoll makes an impassioned speech against the twins, stressing the rumors about the supposedly missing knife. Judge Driscoll then claims that Luigi is a trained assassin and Angelo is his partner in crime. Due to these claims, the twins lose the election and Wilson becomes mayor. Judge Driscoll is worn out from the election, so Luigi delays challenging him to a duel, but everyone in town knows that is his intention. When the judge is well enough, he refuses the challenge of a duel based on the fact that Luigi is an assassin, but makes it known he is prepared to face Luigi elsewhere. At the same time in St. Louis, Tom is followed into his room by a strange, black man. It turns out to be Roxana in disguise...

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