Sharpe's Waterloo: Richard Sharpe and the Waterloo Campaign - The Fourth Day, Chapters 17 thru 20, Epilogue Summary & Analysis

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The Fourth Day, Chapters 17 thru 20, Epilogue Summary

Chapter 17 starts with Sharpe being shown where the Hanoverians were massacred east of La Haye Sainte as they advanced in line under orders of the Prince of Orange. The Prince, excited at the apparent success of Uxbridge's cavalry, confronts Sharpe asking him why he is not at the Chateau of Hougoumont. Sharpe tells him he is not needed there and he gestures to the fallen Hanoverians calling the Prince an incompetent murderer and raises two fingers to his face. The Prince screams at Rebecque to arrest Sharpe, but the Baron knows he has no authority to do so. Before the situation can deteriorate further a cannonball lands and kills a gunnery officer next to the Prince. Another assault is imminent and the Prince and his staff take shelter.

On the ridge, d'Alembord and...

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