The Kingdom of This World - Part Three: III, The Sacrifice of the Bulls and IV, The Immured Summary & Analysis

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Part Three: III, The Sacrifice of the Bulls and IV, The Immured Summary

The Sacrifice of the Bulls describes the Citadel La Ferriére, a monstrous structure rising up on the top of a mountain. It is an immense brick fortress on the top of Le Bonnet de l'Évêque mountain. Each day, bulls are slaughtered so their blood can be mixed with mortar to protect the fortress. The workers building the structure are black prisoners, and no one worries if one falls over a towering wall. At the end of his day as one of the workers, Ti Noël lays down his last brick. It is midnight, and he finds a ditch to sleep in. He is wakened with a whip at dawn to work.

For twelve years, every person in...

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