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In "The Forever King," what does Vinod fail at doing?

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michellex33 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 26, 2008 at 11:57 AM via web

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In "The Forever King," what does Vinod fail at doing?

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted May 27, 2008 at 12:02 AM (Answer #1)

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Vinod failed to acquire the fabled cup and bring it to Saladin. In chapter 11, Vinod visits Saladin to bring him the bad news that the bank in which they had kept the cup had been robbed and the cup taken. However, Vinod shows Saladin a newspaper article about a young American boy, Arthur Blessing, who has inherited an estate in England. The story is accompanied by a photograph of the boy inside his new home. Behind him on a shelf is a metallic object, shaped like a sphere or a bowl. Saladin immediately knows that it is the cup; he will stop at nothing to get it.

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