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The System of the World - Book 7: Chapter 21 Summary & Analysis

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Book 7: Chapter 21 Summary

The Black Dogg, Newgate Prison, July 28, 1714

Jack Shaftoe blackmails Sir Isaac with a trial of the Pyx and reminds him that he can restore the contents of the black box to their original state if Isaac meets his demands. The two come to an agreement and join Daniel in his carriage, which heads toward Bolingbroke's, where Ravenscar can openly display his victory. As the trio pass Hay Square, where the Italian Opera House recently has been erected, they pass Eliza's overturned carriage and a congregation of mounted vigilantes. Jack goes to assist before anyone can object and promises to meet Sir Isaac later.

The rebels who congregate on the outskirts of the city have seen De Gex and his mounted vigilantes attack the coach and the vigilantes think this is an initiation of the revolution that they lit bonfires to signal the beginning of a...

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