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The System of the World - Study Guide Book 8: Chapter 39 Summary & Analysis

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Book 8: Chapter 39 Summary

Star Chamber, Oct. 29

Threader substitutes more Solomonic guinea pieces for those he has cut from the samples from the Pyx. As Catherine and Daniel act as decoys, the gold is melted and tested.

Book 8: Chapter 39 Analysis

The plan that Daniel, Threader and Catherine have devised is going as planned. Each acts naturally and executes his or her duty well. When the gold guinea samples are melted, the base metal and pure gold separate, leaving the pure gold on the surface of the liquid molten. This gold is allowed to cool before it is weighed to test its quality.

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