Summary and Analysis Chapter 17

Rosh has carried out his plan. The village is abuzz with gossip about the robberies, and all suspect Rosh. Daniel wants to know how everyone is so sure. He discovers that Rosh’s reputation has suffered serious decline. Most of the villagers now believe that Rosh is just a bandit and his men a self-serving “pack of thieves.” One of the villagers points out that none of the poor has received a single penny of Rosh’s fortune. Daniel is growing more disillusioned as well, for he had not anticipated that Rosh’s plan would result in “wholesale looting.” He was expecting action more worthy of the cause.

The next meeting at the watchtower, however, is jubilant. Despite the protests...

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