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The System of the World - Book 6: Chapter 26 Summary & Analysis

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Book 6: Chapter 26 Summary

Worth's Coffeehouse, Birchin Lane, London

A scout notices Dappa as he waits to sign the indenture. Johann, a member of the Duchess of Qwghlm's hierarchy, protects Johann and ushers him to safety. However, Dappa decides his future is better served writing as an enslaved man and he is willingly apprehended.

Book 6: Chapter 26 Analysis

Dappa tries to ascertain why an exaggerated lie has been posted in public, especially when he has committed no crime. The irony is in how easily a white man can libel a black as an escaped slave, yet it is not as simple for a black man to reverse the order. Dappa decides he will never be free of white man's hatred, so he chooses to write as a captive. White as inadvertently aiding Dappa's career and helping him become a famous writer of notable distinction.

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