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Aboard the Minerva in Plymouth Bay in November 1713, Daniel wakes to find Captain van Hoek's ship is being attacked by a boat filled with pirates. Van Hoek captures and tortures several of the pirates. During the spring of 1666, Daniel arrives in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire to find Isaac experimenting with colors and light. Trinity tries to resume in the spring but is forced to close almost immediately when someone dies of the Plague, causing Isaac to return to Woolsthorpe while Daniel resumes his wandering life, spending time with Isaac, Wilkins and Drake. In early September, Daniel returns to London from Woolsthorpe to find that London has been burning for a day and is still yet burning. He rushes toward his father's house in Holborn where he sees Drake, who sees the fire as a sign of the Apocalypse, standing on top of his...

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