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The Pillars of the Earth Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 5: 1152 - 1155 Summary

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Part 5: 1152 - 1155 Summary

Chapter 14: Jack has accomplished a great deal in his 7 years as master builder on the cathedral. Today, however, he stares in chagrin at the cracks in the clerestory. They are minor cracks, but Jack knows they will get larger if he cannot figure out why the walls have weakened; the cracks are in the same area where Alfred's stone roof broke down. In his workroom, he is surprised to find Alfred waiting for him. Jack has not spoken to Alfred for 10 years, though he has seen him from time to time at a distance in Shiring or Winchester. Alfred is still officially Aliena's husband, although she, too, has not spoken with him in years. Jack is shocked when Alfred has the nerve to ask him for a job. Jack reminds him of all the awful things he has done to Jack over the years, but...

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