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Unformatted text preview: Hank feels rather proud of himself and is almost impatient for the next day so that he can be "the center of all the nation's wonder and reverence." All such feelings vanish, however, when the men at arms come to get him, telling him that the stake is ready and that the execution has been moved up a day. Clarence joins him on the way to the courtyard and proudly announces that he is responsible for getting the king to change the date. Hank is chained to the stake, and a monk begins to pray over him. Suddenly he stops, looking into the sky. Hank follows his gaze and notices that the eclipse has begun. He makes good use of the situation, telling those gathered that he will allow the darkness to proceed for a time. If the king agrees in good faith to make him the king's "perpetual minister and executive" and pay him one percent of any new revenues which he creates, Hank will allow the sun to shine again. The king percent of any new revenues which he creates, Hank will allow the sun to shine again....
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at University of Houston.
- Fall '11