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Section 6: page 57-63 Summary

Herault comes down to the fort at San Miguel to see his troops being beaten by a handful of British. All that stands between him and victory is two ranks and some riflemen, but even a small amount of British troops can do damage. He will thin them out and release lancers on them. First, Herault summons the dragoons and instructs them to silence the riflemen. He will charge the bridge and kill all of the British; it is time to swat the enemy aside and win.

Sharpe does not know what to do. He needs to barricade the bridge, but the wagon is in the river and any useful timbers are now part of the inferno. Telling Sharpe he has found his answer, MacKeon points at the back of the chapel where there is a stash of wine...

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