The Siege of Krishnapur - Part 1 Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1 Chapter 8 Summary

A time of tense waiting ensues, since after several days there have been no attacks from the sepoys. This gives the British time to prepare defenses. The General dies from his wounds, and the British discuss what to do with the native Christians and Eurasians who hum and wail just outside the Residency gates, pleading to be taken into protection. The Padre becomes obsessed with the idea of Sin and attempts to weed it out in the small group of citizens who are now under siege. He becomes zealous in his sermons, despite the fact that there are hardly any people attending church. He ends up lecturing to the bins of food at the back of the church. Fleury and Harry again leave the Residency enclave to visit Lucy Hughes, the "fallen woman," and she still refuses to come in to...

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