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The System of the World - Study Guide Book 6: Chapter 22 Summary & Analysis

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Book 6: Chapter 22 Summary

Lieutenant's lodgings, the Tower of London

McIan watches the sloop in the bay, waiting for it to signal and knowing that Barnes and Shaftoe are on other business aboard the Atlanta. Lieutenant Throwley, the only other commanding officer of the regiment, has been murdered, so inferior hierarchy is leading the English soldiers. This alone could lead to their demise.

Rufus McIan claims the Tower of London and takes the White Tower for the MacIan clan. Lt. Throwley's corpse lies on the floor.

Book 6: Chapter 22 Analysis

Rufus McIan executes his plan of escape from the Tower of London and claims it for his people. The ship in the harbor that represents French sailors is a masterful illusion that confuses many of the English men, costing them their lives and control of the Tower of London and the White Tower. This poses a great threat to the...

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