Sharpe's Regiment - Chapters 8, 9, 10, and 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 8, 9, 10, and 11 Summary

These four chapters describe events transpiring within the training camp at Foulness. Initially the men are drilled in parade and marching. From time to time small detachments are sent, under very heavy guard, to work projects on Simmerson's estate. After several weeks Sharpe and Marriott are sent on a work detachment to clear weeds from overgrown waterways around Simmerson's house. The channels are full of mud and water and choked with thick weeds. Sharpe takes the time to observe the lay of the land and the paths of the water-filled channels. He also notes the unusually heavy guard set over the work party, obviously intended to prevent escape. Marriott is a disgruntled soldier who constantly attempts to assert his rights; in return, he is constantly beaten by Lynch. Sharpe and Marriott are working to clear a boathouse when Sharpe happens to...

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