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The King Must Die Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 4: Chapter 4-7 Summary

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Book 4: Chapter 4-7 Summary

Theseus and his group of cranes live in the Bull Court, a sealed city in the House of the Axe. The boys and girls train together but aren't permitted to bed together since the girls that are sacrificed to the bull have to be virgins. Theseus looks for Asterion, the king's son, to come and punish him for his actions the day that Theseus and the others arrived in Crete, but Asterion never comes. Theseus watches those that are the current bull dancers and wants to be a leaper. In the bull dancing each is dependent upon the others for their lives. If someone makes an enemy or is considered to be a coward the others will leave them to die with the bull. The leaper is the one that is watched and cheered by the crowds because the leaper jumps up and...

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