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The System of the World - Book 6: Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Book 6: Chapter 14 Summary

Crane Court, London, April 22, 1714

Saturn meets Daniel at the entrance to Crane Court and takes him to a common thieves' meeting place. Here they wait for Mr. Baynes, a counterfeiter who knows Jack. Sir Isaac, disguised as a man with syphilis, lies by the fire waiting for an opportune moment to pounce. As Daniel and Saturn discuss the disposal of the fraudulent sheeting used to produce counterfeit coins, the Queen's Army storms the meeting place. They arrest Mr. Bayne and escort him to the tower for interrogation. Saturn uses this as a convenient means of escape.

Book 6: Chapter 14 Analysis

Daniel gives away no information that the meeting is a trap for Bayne, an associate of Jack. It comes as a complete surprise to the reader. Sir Isaac's appearance as the old man riddled with syphilis is an inventive inclusion that offers a lighthearted moment in...

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