The Pillars of the Earth - Part 3: 1140 - 1142 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3: 1140 - 1142 Summary

Chapter 8: The civil war between Stephen and Maud has dragged on for a year with no clear resolution, and William feels his men deserve a guaranteed conquest. William chooses a whore with a mass of dark, curly hair like Aliena's and purchases whores for his men as well. William is unable to perform until he starts beating his whore; the fear in her eyes arouses him. He calls for two of his knights to hold her down while he and Walter enjoy her simultaneously. Afterwards, when William asks her if it was all right, she spits Walter's semen in his face. William would have killed her, but to take her seriously with his men around would be to give her power, so he merely laughs it off. Just then, a page arrives with the news that William's father has died. Dazed, William allows his men...

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