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Quicksilver Chapter Summary & Analysis - Section 9: King of the Vagabonds, pages 502-558 Summary

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Section 9: King of the Vagabonds, pages 502-558 Summary

During the winter of 1684-1685, Jack wanders through Paris, finding it too cold to travel northward by the time he seriously considers leaving. He bribes a farmer to smuggle him into the horse market in the Place Royale where he can fetch the highest price. He is nearly arrested until he proves his identity. Returning to the House of the Golden Frigate on Rue Vivienne, Jack asks Signor Cozzi if he has any messages to be taken to Lyons where Jack is headed. Jack delivers Signor Cozzi's note to a Genoese banker in Lyons who informs Jack that the English King is dead. Meanwhile, in February 1685, Eliza skates around the Hague where many ambassadors are gathered. She flirts with the Comte d'Avaux, but their discussion of politics is interrupted by Gomer Bolstrood with whom Eliza...

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