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The System of the World - Book 8: Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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Book 8: Chapter 17 Summary

The Tower of London, Oct. 20, 1714

Sir Isaac visits White in the Tower of London and tells him that Jack Shaftoe has accused him of high treason, so he will remain in prison.

Book 8: Chapter 17 Analysis

Sir Isaac concludes that White is guilty and that Jack was just his puppet. He doesn't care if White rots in his cell because he doesn't feel responsible for Jack's future. Sir Isaac does, however, care about the Pyx and he tells White that he must prove beyond reasonable doubt that the Pyx was tampered with by another party. Sir Isaac reminds Jack that he has many days and nights to contemplate his theories in prison.

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