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The System of the World - Book 6: Chapter 29 Summary & Analysis

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Book 6: Chapter 29 Summary

Shive Tor, evening of April 23, 1714

Aboard the hooker, Sir Isaac and Daniel examine the chest that ticks and discuss the few options that they have. Resigning themselves to death, they open the chest and find that they have been fooled again. What they thought was a bomb turns out to be an elaborate jack-in-the-box.

Book 6: Chapter 29 Analysis

Jack once again tricks Sir Isaac and Daniel into believing their circumstances are of dire consequence. The irony of this chapter becomes evident when Sir Isaac understands Jack Shaftoe's actions and why they have been sent on a wild goose chase. Unable to return to London because of the shipping currents, Sir Isaac feels that Jack has used foresight and cunning behavior to manipulate him. While Jack seems to be a malicious character who is only interested in securing his ill-gotten gains, he also seems to display a...

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