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The Da Vinci Code Chapter 29

By Dan Brown

Chapter 29

  • Silas's planning on using a heavy iron votive holder to smash open the marble tile. That should be pretty noisy.
  • He uses his cloak to muffle his improvised battering ram, leaving him naked except for his loin swaddle (two words we'd hoped we'd never have to put together…)
  • He successfully breaks the marble tile, and reaches in to the hidden compartment, retrieving an engraved stone tablet.
  • The inscription reads: "Job 38:11," a bible verse.
  • Sister Sandrine's watching all of this from above. She's horrified at Silas's actions, and that she's actually being called upon to act in a situation that they'd always hoped would remain hypothetical.
  • She rushes back to her room to dial four Paris phone numbers.
  • Uh-oh. Silas looked up the bible verse at the church altar. He's pretty confused. It reads: "Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further."