Quicksilver - Section 12: Odalisque, pages 688-739 Summary & Analysis

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Section 12: Odalisque, pages 688-739 Summary

In October 1685 as Eliza leads a horse along the beach north of Scheveningen, she notices a sand-sailor and recognizing him, she pursues and catches William, chiding him for his lack of an entourage. As Eliza rides down the beach after leaving William, a hooded figure jumps from behind a tree, startling her horse and unseating Eliza. When he reveals the face of Jack Shaftoe, Eliza fears she is seeing Jack's ghost until Bob Shaftoe introduces himself. Bob fell in love with Abigail Frome, a schoolgirl who was enslaved after the uprising and now belongs to the Earl of Upnor, so Bob needs money to free her, and he promises to be Eliza's slave in all but name if she will buy Abigail. Eliza objects that Abigail's freedom is not more significant than all those who have been enslaved. She leads Bob...

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