The Siege of Krishnapur - Part 3 Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3 Chapter 19 Summary

The Collector notices that his eye has become more inflamed, and he becomes ill. He does not want to go to the hospital, since he is sickened and disheartened every time he goes there. Instead, he stays in his room, giving the Magistrate temporary authority. The Collector is delirious. He watches through the telescope that burns against his inflamed eye as the retreat to the smaller defensible area is carried out. He watches Harry trying to fight off the sepoy attack, while Fleury lounges nearby after having helped several other men dig the trenches for the gunpowder. He also notices the fat pariah dog nearby, salivating at the thought of the feast it will soon have. The retreat is dangerous, since as the men abandon the ramparts there is a risk that the retreat will become a "route." The enemy may...

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