The Ball and the Cross - Chapter 5: The Peacemaker Summary & Analysis

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With the arrival of the stranger in the Panama hat, also referred to as the peacemaker, MacIan and Turnbull decide once again to delay their fight. Both men are relieved that they will not have to kill each other, although neither admit that this is the case. Still, they continue to struggle with their growing affection for one another, as it continues to conflict with their desire to kill one another for their idealistic differences.

The peacemaker talks to the two Scotchmen, informing them that he knows who they are because of the papers. He tells them that the modern world has outgrown dueling, and so they should figure out some other way to settle their differences. The peacemaker and MacIan get into an argument over whether or not bloodshed is a sin, which culminates in the peacemaker telling MacIan that, according...

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