Royal Flash, from the Flashman Papers - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary

The men in the cabin confront Flash, who admits that he is not Gustaf. The lead man, Sapten, refuses to listen to Flash's explanation. Hansen is shocked and wants to know Gustaf's whereabouts. Flash explains that he is a British soldier and has been forced into impersonating Gustaf against his will by enemies of Strackenz. Flash finally convinces the men to hear his story. Flash tells almost all of the truth except for his real identity and fabricates the kidnapping of his wife and daughter as the reason he went along with the scheme.

The men argue over the story and its validity. After a long discussion, Gundvig, a doctor, says he believes Flash's incredible tale. Flash is still in danger, however and the men go outside to discuss the matter further.

The men, who turn out to be Danish sympathizers, decide to...

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