Sergeant Musgrave's Dance - Act 1, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 3 Summary

This scene is set in a churchyard. Hurst appears, followed by a Slow Collier who asks how many soldiers there are. He describes soldiers in negative terms and then goes out. Musgrave appears, followed shortly by Attercliffe and Sparky, all coming in from different directions. They talk about what they found on their exploration of the town. People run from them, and the streets are virtually empty. Other clear signs show they're not welcome. Musgrave says that nevertheless everything's as it should be, but Hurst angrily reminds Musgrave that they're on the run, that the money they stole is running out and that maybe people have heard the truth about them.

Musgrave becomes angry, and Attercliffe tries to calm him, saying that they're all loyal to him but they've got a right to know what he has planned. Musgrave tells them the only right they...

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