The Ball and the Cross - Chapter 18: A Riddle of Faces Summary & Analysis

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The head of the asylum, now referred to as the Master, tells the doctors to leave the two men be, and that he had intended for them to escape. Turnbull takes one of the doctors aside, who introduces himself as Dr. Hutton, and asks him why they were kept in cells for 30 days if they are now allowed out of them. Dr. Hutton tells Turnbull that the Master was afraid of MacIan and Turnbull interfering with his plan, and so he needed to keep them locked away where no one could find them. Dr. Hutton then reveals that the Master’s plan has been completed, and that he has passed legislation through Parliament that requires all citizens to be able to prove their sanity, lest they be thrown into his asylums.

Turnbull scans the garden and notices that it is...

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