Sharpe's Prey: Richard Sharpe and the Expedition to Copenhagen, 1807 - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Sharpe approaches Lavisser's family's property and sees a woman in a chair on the lawn. The woman is sleeping. Sharpe enters the house and searches for the gold. He sees a case with the initials MLV. Sharpe remembers that the woman who Skovaard said worked for the French embassy was named Visser. Sharpe sees that the sleeping woman has crutches next to her chair. He wakes the woman and introduces himself as the man who shot her. He also asks about the whereabouts of the gold. Visser is not at all worried, and she rings a bell to summon a servant. A maid arrives, and Visser tells her to go for help. Sharpe again asks about the gold, and Visser says she has no idea where Lavisser would hide a thousand guineas. Sharpe says the figure is forty-two thousand, and for the first...

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