Sharpe's Skirmish - Section 4: pages 38-47 Summary & Analysis

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Section 4: pages 38-47 Summary

As Teresa's men roast hares over an open fire, they are sure the flames cannot be seen from the road, but Pailleterie sees the fire, checks his company and advises them to proceed slowly and quietly. As he rounds the hill, he sees only peace and hopes San Miguel will be unguarded. He is grateful to God that his men are hidden as he sees a hidden path all the way down the hill to San Miguel. When Pailleterie threatens his men with death if they are not quiet, the hussars grin because they like Pailleterie since he gives them victory and is about to give them another.

With dawn nearing, Sharpe feels weary and foolish because no French are coming. Since dawn is the most dangerous time, all his men are awake and Price is alert, but when...

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