Sharpe's Gold: Richard Sharpe and the Destruction of Almeida, August 1810 - Chapter 21-22 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 21-22 Summary

Chapter 21 opens with Sharpe muttering about being stuck since Cox will not allow them to leave. When he asks Harper about Teresa, he learns she has been learning to use a saber from Sergeant Helmet, the very large German in Lossow's Cavalry who helps keep the gold from Cox's men.

Sharpe goes into the cathedral and saws off the weights on the leather curtain going to the deep crypt that protects it in case of an explosion in the first vault. Next he goes to the bakery where he has Helmet bash in the door. Then he looks around at the north gate and starts back to the house they are using.

On the way back, the Partisans pull a sneak attack but are routed by Sharpe, his men, and three Germans. The commotion draws the interest of the Portuguese under...

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