Swordspoint: A Novel - Chapters 11-13 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 11-13 Summary

Michael Godwin has been training hard at Applethorpe's swordfighting academy. Now that it is obvious to Michael that the Duchess does not want him, he tries to forget her by pouring himself into his training. This requires careful scheduling, since Michael does not want any of his friends to know about his new hobby, which is not really appropriate for someone of his rank. One day, Applethorpe pulls Michael aside and asks him if he is really serious about learning to use a sword. Applethorpe says that he sees real potential in Michael, and if Michael is willing to actually put in the effort, he can become a master swordsman. Michael realizes that Applethorpe has probably known all along who Michael is, and eagerly accepts the challenge. After many hours of hard work, Applethorpe finally spars with Michael, and beats him...

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