The Prince and the Pauper - Chapters 28-30 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 28-30 Summary

In Chapter 28, "The Sacrifice," Miles is finally tried, and sentenced to sit for two hours in the pillory, which outrages him. When someone hits Miles with an egg as he sits in the stocks, Edward confronts the officer in charge. Hugh arrives and suggests that Edward should get six lashes for insubordination. Miles offers to take the lashes for the boy, which he does, silently, after which Edward picks up the scourge and uses it to dub Miles an earl. Miles is touched by the mad child's kindness, and the crowd, impressed by the bravery of Miles, no longer chides him. In Chapter 29, "To London," the two friends ride away when the punishment of Miles is finished. Edward wants to go to London, to claim the throne, and Miles knows that an old friend of his father named Sir Humphrey Marlow...

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