What is the summary for Chapter 8 of Rob Roy?

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On arriving at Inglewood Place, Die and Frank find Rashleigh there. Die accuses him of collaborating with the accuser against his own cousin. Rashleigh insists he came to support Frank.

Frank and Die enter Inglewood Place, unable to find a servant. They come upon Inglewood finishing dinner, in company with Jobson and Frank’s accuser, Mr. Morris.

Frank wants to present his testimony and protest his innocence, but Inglewood refuses to do business this close to dinner. Frank, however, insists that he be allowed to plead his case, since it is one of honor and reputation. Jobson supports him, since Frank has been accused of a felony.

When asked what the charge is, Morris declares that he has no accusation against Frank, though he has signed a declaration, as Jobson points out. Morris states that, out of fear of possible allies of Frank in the near vicinity, he takes back his accusation. Jobson, however, refuses to let him do so. Presenting much legal jargon, Jobson convinces Inglewood to proceed, but is interrupted when a letter arrives for Jobson. Leaving on a matter of "life and death," Jobson states that he will return in a few hours.

Inglewood refuses to proceed without his clerk, and so invites all to remain and have some refreshments. He also tries to convince Frank to return the portmanteau to Morris, when a stranger is announced, requesting to speak with the magistrate.

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