Chapters 54-55 Summary
Crispin’s guide takes him to the square and then slips away into the darkness. Crispin lingers in the shadows, looking at the empty tables and stalls in the open area before him. Using these for cover, he approaches the palace.
Two guards stand in front of the main entrance, and Crispin knows that he has no hope of fighting his way past them. But he thinks he could climb up to the second level and enter through a door to one of the balconies. Keeping to the shadows, he makes his way to the edge of the building. Only a narrow space exists between it and the building beside it. A grown man could not fit in the gap, but Crispin can.
Crispin squeezes himself between the buildings and sets down Bear’s sack....
(The entire section is 529 words.)