Quicksilver - Section 7: King of the Vagabonds, pages 390-450 Summary & Analysis

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Section 7: King of the Vagabonds, pages 390-450 Summary

When Jack and Eliza encounter a Frenchman dressed in rags at a pond, Jack fixes dinner for the man and his children, but Eliza rides away a bit for fear of diseases they may carry. As the people draw near to pay their respects to Jack and Eliza, Jack grows angry at the way Eliza looks at him; the last person to peer at him in such a way from the back of a fine horse was Sir Winston Churchill who was amused at the sight of Jack and Bob dangling from hanging men's legs. Though Jack was irreverent, John Churchill, Sir Winston's son, convinced his father not to whip the boy, and Sir Winston claimed he saw qualities in Jack and Bob that would make them useful in a regimental setting. When Eliza mentions...

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