The Ball and the Cross - Chapter 4: A Discussion at Dawn Summary & Analysis

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At the start of Chapter 4, the journalists and newspapers around London have all begun to pick up Turnbull and MacIan’s story. The whole city seems to now know about the religious fanatic and the atheistic editor whose window he shattered dueling in the back garden of a London curiosity shop, causing them to flee from the authorities. As a result, the two Scotchmen find themselves still on the run, having escaped to the outskirts of the city.

Readers find the two men seated on the crest of a hill in Hampstead as day breaks. Scattered around them are various supplies, mainly food they had purchased from a low public house, but also their two swords. They begin to talk about how they are being written about in the papers, and how the whole city seems to be out to...

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