Sharpe's Honour: Richard Sharpe and the Vitoria Campaign, February to June, 1813 - Chapter Nine Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Nine Summary

Chapter nine explains how Sharpe survived—-a man named Patrick Dooley was hanged instead of Sharpe. Dooley and his brother were both going to hang for looting a church, and Major Michael Hogan promised Dooley's brother would live if Dooley pretended to be Sharpe. The rest of the world think Sharpe died on the gallows. Hogan compares the situation to a torno—a revolving cupboard in convents where unwanted babies are dropped off. "My job is to solve the mystery. The torno has just dumped this thing into my lap, and you're going to find out who put it there," he says to Sharpe (p.112). Hogan sends Sharpe as a spy hoping Sharpe can also clear his own name and save his career. Sharpe is given a Spanish boy named Angel to help him, and his belongings are returned...

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