The Ball and the Cross - Chapter 20: Dies Irae Summary & Analysis

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As everyone is ushered back inside the asylum walls, Turnbull looks around the room and notices that everyone they encountered on their journey has been institutionalized along with them. The Master begins speaking to the crowded room, and informs everyone that the reason for them being there is the fact that they came into contact with MacIan and Turnbull at some point along their journey. The Master tells them that MacIan’s challenge to Turnbull posed too great a threat to society in that it might have the effect of galvanizing Christianity. In order to ensure this did not happen, the Master turned MacIan’s challenge and the two men’s attempted duel into a fable by removing any trace of it ever having happened.

The Master exits the room, leaving his two doctors behind. Dr. Quayle looks at Turnbull and says...

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