The Baron in the Trees - Study Guide Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter twelve begins the story of Cosimo's fascination with the character Gian de Brughi. His curiosity arises from having heard so many nights the cries of people claiming Gian de Brughi, the leader of the thieves, is the man who has robbed them. So many stories would mean than this one man is responsible for nearly every robbery in the area, and that his itinerary is nearly completely full of robberies. Driven by his curiosity, Cosimo listens to every story, legend and rumor about the man. When he finally concludes that the man is nothing like the stories people tell, but the means of scaring the locals into handing over their possessions to a hundred different thieves, Cosimo gives up the search.

Then, one day, he hears the man himself has been captured at last. The man he sees is nothing like the one he expects, and...

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