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Quicksilver Chapter Summary & Analysis - Section 6: King of the Vagabonds, pages 337-390 Summary

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Section 6: King of the Vagabonds, pages 337-390 Summary

After their Mother sends them to work, Dick, Bob and Jack acquire work robbing boats, but after Dick drowns and their employer is imprisoned, Bob and Jack acquire money by expediting the deaths of condemned men, hanging onto their legs so they die quicker. In September of 1683, Jack heads east, claiming he is going to fight the Turks. He joins the army as they cross the Danube and set up camp. During the battle, a Polish Hussar orders Jack to hold his mount's reins, but when an ostrich runs by with men chasing it, Jack mounts the horse and chases the bird toward Vienna, getting lost in the dust and smoke until he realize he is in the midst of a Turk camp where people are being executed. A woman screams, alerting Jack to the...

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