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The System of the World Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 6: Chapter 8 Summary

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Book 6: Chapter 8 Summary

Orney's Shipyard Rotherhithe, March 12, 1714

Daniel receives notification from the shipyard that one of the tsar's ships has been set on fire and burned during the night. Daniel and Newton visit the shipyard to investigate the fire. They discover traces of phosphorous and fragmented timepieces similar to the debris found when the bomb exploded at Crane Court. This implies the two incidences are linked and Daniel suggests that they investigate further.

Book 6: Chapter 8 Analysis

Daniel questions if he should go to the shipyard because the ships are not his responsibility, but he feels compelled to understand more and uncover the truth surrounding the incident. Upon arrival, Daniel inspects the wreckage while Mr. Kilkin and Mr. Orney speculate how the event unfolded. Both are perplexed until Daniel explains how phosphorous works as an ignition point for an explosion. After Daniel's analysis, he uncovers similarities between the two...

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