The Ball and the Cross - Chapter 3: Some Old Curiosities Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 opens in a curiosity shop on St. Martin’s Lane owned by a Jewish man named Henry Gordon. Two Scotchmen enter the shop, and after not very long it becomes apparent that these two men are Mr. Turnbull and Evan MacIan. While attempting to evade the police, the two men are in search of swords for which to carry out their agreed upon duel before they are arrested again.

After each man has decided on his sword, Turnbull asks Gordon if he will oversee their duel in his garden behind the shop. Gordon refuses, to which Turnbull decides to tie him up and gag him so that he cannot alert the authorities to their whereabouts while they carry out the duel behind the shop anyway.

MacIan and Turnbull begin their duel, but soon hear a heavy scraping sound coming from...

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