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The System of the World - Study Guide Book 8: Chapter 34 Summary & Analysis

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Book 8: Chapter 34 Summary

The Stone Anvil, Oct. 29, 1714

Jack talks to his executioner as his chains are removed and his hands are bound behind his back. A black leather hood is placed over his head and the executioner reminds Jack of his need for wealth. Jack then reminds him of the coins in his pockets and his fine garments.

Book 8: Chapter 34 Analysis

Jack Ketch and Jack Shaftoe talk in riddles to confuse onlookers and listeners, but they understand each other well. Jack Shaftoe has money in his suit pockets for a bribe and he uses the money to his advantage. Hoping to receive a payoff, the executioner loosens the rope binding Jack's arms and his hood. The executioner also promises Jack a speedy death.

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