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The System of the World - Book 7: Chapter 28 Summary & Analysis

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Billingsgate dock, July 31, 1714

The tsar collects wagons from nearby workers and ferries the gold to the bank, where he opens an account and deposits Daniel and Orney's payment. Peter then goes to Clerkenwell Court with the gold from the hull of the Minerva for the logic mill plates. When Peter arrives, Daniel and Solomon, Peter the Great's monsieur, account for it and record the numbers stamped on it in a ledger.

Because of his stature and physique, the tsar takes what he wants, not intimidated by other parties or fearful of ramifications. Taking a transport wagon from nearby onlookers is second nature for the tsar. Daniel notices how easily people submit to the tsar's wishes without questioning his actions. Peter the Great is a powerful, compelling and forceful man who is intimidating because of his brute strength and sheer size.

Solomon and Daniel talk about alchemy and wizardry as they...

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