Quicksilver - Section 10: King of the Vagabonds, pages 558-609 Summary & Analysis

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Section 10: King of the Vagabonds, pages 558-609 Summary

In the spring of 1685, Jack is imprisoned in the barn of the duc d'Arcachon when John Churchill visits on his way to a ball here at the Hotel d'Arcachon. Recommending Jack leave France as soon as possible, Churchill offers him a purse to keep their past connection concealed, and he leaves after providing Jack with boots and a sword. Escaping his imprisonment, Jack leaves the barn in a stolen cape astride Turk, and the partygoers form two lines to receive him at the masquerade since the lower half of his face is hidden by the cape. As attention and admiration is bestowed upon Jack, a second man dressed as a Vagabond rides into the ballroom, followed by an entourage. Jack charges through the ballroom, destroying the décor and cutting off the hand of the...

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