The Prince and the Pauper - Chapters 4-6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 4-6 Summary

In Chapter 4, "The Prince's Troubles Begin," the prince is pursued and persecuted by the crowd for hours, until they finally seek amusement elsewhere. He is lost, but he wanders to a church that he recognizes, because his father, King Henry VIII, dedicated it as a foster home for poor children, and renamed it Christ's Church. He approaches boys playing there, who laugh when he says he is the Prince of Wales, and then become angry and beat him after he says he will have them hung for their insolence. Bruised and bleeding, he searches for Offal Court, and is found by Tom's father, John Canty, who drags him home, thinking he is Tom. Chapter 5, "Tom as a Patrician," goes back to Tom, who is admiring himself in the prince's clothes until he begins to wonder why the prince has been gone...

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