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The System of the World - Book 8: Chapter 22 Summary & Analysis

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Book 8: Chapter 22 Summary

The gallows, Tower Hall, Oct. 22, 1714

White meets Dappa at the selected location and they duel under the gallows on a hill with Haubites, a type of pistol. White selects the low ground and the duel ends when Dappa eliminates his competition and returns to the Minerva.

Book 8: Chapter 22 Analysis

Dappa plays with words and twists the situation around to his advantage as he toys with the unintellectual White before they duel. It is inevitable that Dappa will win because of his intelligence. It is also believable that White preferred to die rather than be punished by the Crown.

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