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The System of the World Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 8: Chapter 14 Summary

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Book 8: Chapter 14 Summary

Under a pile of lead weights, the pressroom, Newgate Prison, Oct. 20, 1714

Sir Isaac has ordered Jack sent to the pressroom for torture because of he won't plead. Jack is laid on a table, handcuffed and ankle braced and a 300-pound weight is placed on his body. Jack remains on the table for three days, crushed under an enormous weight, before he agrees to plead.

Book 8: Chapter 14 Analysis

To try Jack for his crimes, Jack must enter a plea. Sir Isaac is getting impatient and he wants to advance the proceedings quickly so he offers Jack some encouragement. While under the stress of the weights, Jack confronts his fears and his enemies. He believes that he finds God and hope of redemption for his crimes.

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