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The System of the World Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 8: Chapter 12 Summary

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Book 8: Chapter 12 Summary

Fleet Prison, Oct. 5, 1714

Daniel struggles to understand how Fleet Prison operates because it has no real structure or guards to control it. Saturn accompanies Daniel to investigate the premises further and they discover guards outside one dungeon. They bribe an inmate for information and Daniel unexpectedly blurts out that he knows Saturn made the internal devices.

Book 8: Chapter 12 Analysis

Daniel is minds many answers at the prison. While there are no groups of guards, the prison operates under a governing body of prisoners who are responsible for controlling the other inmates. Daniel feels that the prison environment gives him the perfect opportunity to express his understanding of Saturn's involvement in constructing the infernal devices. Although Daniel does not feel it is a punishable crime because Saturn was operating under instructions from another party, Daniel doesn't tell Saturn this. Daniel envisions Saturn playing a vital role...

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