Swordspoint: A Novel - Chapters 22-25 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 22-25 Summary

Basil Halliday receives news of what has happened to Lord Horn. Basil is dismayed, because a member of the government has been murdered, meaning that a formal inquiry is necessary. As he talks with his pregnant wife Mary, Basil explains that he thinks that the nobility have too much power anyway, and that he thinks that the use of swordsmen to defend one's honor is barbaric. At the Council's request, all swordsmen in the city, except Richard, come forward and swear that they did not kill Horn. Since Richard is hiding out in Riverside, Basil knows that it would be too hard to send a troop after him, so Basil decides to wait and see who will turn Richard in for the bounty. At Katherine's request, Richard meets her at a tavern, and she indicates that she has fled to him...

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