Turpin, Swiftnick and Jane run afoul of the religious maniac Ignatius Slake and his followers. Slake promptly puts Turpin on trial and sentences him to a 'running'. This means he is to be tied to a burning cartwheel.
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How he ain't dead beats cockfightin'. A human firework, and half drownded he was. In water. That's the second of his nine lives gone, innit?