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The Diamond Age, or, Young Lady's Illustrated Primer - Hackworth's Dilemma Summary & Analysis

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Hackworth's Dilemma Summary

Hackworth receives information that Dr. X has recovered the stolen copy of the Primer and that he wishes to meet the engineer. Hackworth imagines that he can use this opportunity to negotiate his way out of his problematic situation. His objective is to keep his phyle from learning of his crime. While he waits for the doctor, he watches a propaganda video of the renowned warrior and politician Zhang Han Hua. He sits with Dr. X and the men exchange compliments for a while, but they are interrupted by the appearance of Judge Fang's assistant Chang. Hackworth learns that Dr. X does not have the copy of the Primer and that the engineer is in fact under arrest.

Hackworth is taken to the court of Judge Fang, who now works for the Celestial Kingdom. The magistrate convinces the prisoner to admit...

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