The Game of Kings - Opening Gambit Summary & Analysis

Dorothy Dunnett
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Opening Gambit Summary

A Scotland bound maritime vessel called the Sea Catte arrived on the banks of Scotland carrying extra cargo. Below decks a man traveled back to his homeland, although he was not welcomed there. Francis Crawford, the younger of the two Crawford brothers, was whispered about by Scotland's citizens. Fortunately for him, the current state of affairs in Scotland was chaotic. England was attempting to overtake it and the general feeling was one of scheming. In this atmosphere of trepidation and secrecy, illegal import was fairly commonplace. The greatest player was named Mungo Tennant and his house had a double cellar, into which he frequently smuggled goods. To this end, he used a waterway tunnel system. Francis Crawford slipped off a rowboat and swam through the waterways and across a lake towards the city of Edinburgh. In this way he evaded the...

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