Study Guide

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party Part 3, Chapter 12

By M.T. Anderson

Part 3, Chapter 12

  • Mr. Clepp Asquith is not happy with Mr. Sharpe, and he isn't afraid to write about it to Mr. Sharpe.
  • Mr. Asquith can't believe that they lost Octavian, after all those years of research and investment into the kid.
  • He also shares that Pro Bono, who was sent to him before, has also escaped; Bono took some silverware and left the house a total mess.
  • Mr. Asquith thinks Bono's gone to Governor Dunmore because Dunmore has announced that he will grant all slaves their freedom if they go to him.
  • He's afraid that Dunmore—who has all their gunpowder—will leave the colonials defenseless against a slave rebellion.
  • In fact, he can't even look at his N**** woodchopper without thinking about the woodchopper sharpening his axe for Asquith's daughter.
  • By the way, just so you know, Asquith's daughter has grown into a sweet girl.
  • The Governor's palace is totally guarded by N****es and Shawnee Indians, and even though he's sent a letter to the Governor asking after Bono, he hasn't gotten a reply.
  • It's clear, at least to him, that the Governor doesn't care at all about their "property" anymore.
  • Talk about oppression… The royals reduce them to slavery while lording the colonials' slaves over their heads. (To be perfectly clear, we're being sarcastic—Asquith, however, is not.)
  • Asquith vows that they'll break the royals' backs and show them rebellion…

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