The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1: The Pox Party - Part II, Pages 192-234 Summary & Analysis

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Part II, Pages 192-234 Summary

The pox party begins pleasantly enough, and there is even the brief formation of a love triangle inside the residence, amonst the servants. Octavian plays a little music in the evenings while the non-slaves dance. However, Octavian does notice that three of Gitney's relatives watch over the servants in the yard at all times, and they are armed with many weapons. Gitney even call Octavian in to ask him if he has heard any news of a slave revolt, and Octavian denies it. Several days later, the fevers break out in the house. The fevers quickly give way to pock marks and more serious symptoms. Octavian feels himself catching a fever during one of the dances while he plays music. Trefusis speaks to him briefly about what will most likely happen next, and finally reveals to Octavian...

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