Purity of Blood - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

Arturo Pérez-Reverte
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Chapter 4 Summary

Chapter 4 - The Assault: The men plan their rescue, and under cover of darkness descend upon the convent. They secure a coach and have it waiting nearby to spirit the daughter away. Inigo scales the garden wall and lets Vicente and his two sons in by the side entrance. Don Quevedo and Alatriste wait in the street as backup, swords drawn. Alatriste had told Inigo to play his part in opening the door and then to return swiftly home. But Inigo lingers by the coach for several minutes until a gunshot sounds out.

A swarm of black clad men rush the garden patio with cries to hold in the name of the Inquisition. Alatriste and don Quevedo are in the melee of gunfire and the clash of steel on steel. They each fight against several assailants, knowing that they have in some way...

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