The Bridge on the Drina - Chapters 7-8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 7-8 Summary

The Sultan decrees (and the Russian Tsar agrees) that Prince Miloš is to administer Serbia in his name and borders are fixed. The first border is the Drina below the bridge and above Veletovo. Some say the Turks will withdraw to the Black Sea. Sitting on the kapia, Višegrad's leading Turks squirm. Thirty years pass before refugees straggle out of Užice and cross the bridge on a warm summer evening, when the kapia is full. There are 120 families, of which 15 intend to stay in town, while the rest are bound for Sarajevo. They pass silently through the onlookers, dead tired, dazed. Only one man accepts water and a cigar and talks about their flight. By morning, the people of Višegrad have put it out of mind. In the mid-19th century, plague rages twice at Sarajevo and cholera...

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