The Ball and the Cross - Chapter 2: The Religion of the Stipendiary Magistrate Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 2, readers are introduced to two new characters: Mr. Turnbull and Evan Macian. Mr. Macian was the man from the previous chapter who was being escorted away from a shop window he had broken, and Mr. Turnbull was the owner of said shop window. When the chapter opens, readers are given a description of Turnbull, and readers find out that he is the editor of a small London newspaper that goes by the name of The Atheist. As its name suggests, the Atheist is a secularist paper that challenges the popularly held belief in God and faith in religion, and attempts to do so in a scandalous manner, so that Turnbull might create some controversy in the community. However, thus far his hopes have gone unfulfilled.

That is until Evan MacIan arrives in town. Evan is a...

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