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The Pillars of the Earth Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 2: 1136 - 1137 Summary

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Part 2: 1136 - 1137 Summary

Chapter 5: Work on the building site progresses in Ellen's absence; Tom spends his time visualizing his cathedral design in his head, although he has yet to convince Philip to let him be the master builder and designer for the cathedral. Two months after Ellen's departure, Tom prepares a design drawing for Philip using a tray of woven reeds lined with lime. Tom knows that money is an obstacle, and so he designs a small but dramatically beautiful church with a lofty nave, high archways, and larger windows than the previous cathedral possessed. Tom uses his fine sense of proportion to ensure that the building is both beautiful and sturdy. He is a talented artist and counts on his drawing to convey his complex ideas to Philip. Tom dedicates his cathedral to Agnes, hoping that by building a cathedral for God, he will ensure the salvation...

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