Sharpe's Sword: Richard Sharpe and the Salamanca Campaign, June and July 1812 - Part Two, Chapters 15 & 16 Summary & Analysis

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Part Two, Chapters 15 & 16 Summary

Lieutenant Price marches the Light Company to a mass grave of French soldiers. As they are forming and about to offer their salute to Sharpe, they hear that earlier a madman had been in the grave trying to dig up the bodies. The men fire their salute and then march on.

Wellington asks Hogan if a guard has been assigned to El Mirador, and Hogan answers that he has assigned the task to Captain Jack Spears. Hogan hears someone calling him, and he looks to see that The Provosts have Harper in custody. One of them beats Harper with the butt of a musket. Hogan learns that Harper had been the "madman" digging in the graves, and Harper says that Sharpe was not in the grave. Hogan orders Harper released.

Harper believes Sharpe is still alive. He says that...

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