Purity of Blood - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

Arturo Pérez-Reverte
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Chapter 7 Summary

Chapter 7 - Men of One Book: The Inquisitions interrogates Inigo relentlessly. He is beaten, but not tortured. Inigo has clung to his story of innocence. Inigo has learned that the older priest, the cruelest of them all, is Fray Emilio Bocanegra. Finally, he is brought in to witness the priests question Elvira de la Cruz. She is a small plump woman. She is perhaps no more than eighteen or nineteen, but looks much older because of the abuse she has received. Her head is has been shaved bald and her eyes are red-rimmed. She cannot stand without help, and her joints have been permanently crippled by the rack. They ask her a series of questions about Inigo. Does she know the boy? Does he observe Jewish practices? Did he participate with her father and brother in a conspiracy to take her from the...

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