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The System of the World - Book 8: Chapter 26 Summary & Analysis

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Book 8: Chapter 26 Summary

Halfway along Cheapside, Oct. 25, 1714

The Earl of Lostwihiel tells Saturn about the pending search of Bridewell and the Bank of England, which confirms Daniel's suspicions. Daniel, Saturn and William Ham meet at the bank and begin removing the Solomonic gold before the vault is inspected. They smuggle the gold to the shipping docks disguised as salted fish for Leibniz.

Book 8: Chapter 26 Analysis

Daniel, Saturn and William Ham have strategically placed the gold in an ancient vault that has two access points, one obvious and the other a hidden tunnel that leads to an estuary. Ham is willing to assist the men because the last king of England removed gold from the bank's vaults to satisfy his greedy needs, sending many good men to bankruptcy, including Ham's father.

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