The Lord of Opium - Chapter 4-5 Summary & Analysis

Nancy Farmer
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Summary

As chapter 4 opens, Matt met his “chief” or “Jefe" - Cienfuegos. Cienfuegos was a leader of the Farm Patrol - the mix of men and eejits who are tasked with harvesting the acres and acres of opium fields. The Farm Patrol also rounded up illegal aliens so they could be turned into eejits and forced to work.

Cienfuegos and Matt made plans for how Matt wanted to run the empire: for Matt, he wished to disband the drug trade, uproot the opium to plant actual plants, and turn the eejits back into Real Humans. These were lofty goals, as the Empire’s many parts were linked together. Cienfuegos told Matt that changing the eejits was impossible. Matt also wanted to plant other crops and open Opium’s border, which was closed after El Patron’s funeral.

Following these discussions, Matt and Cienfuegos went...

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