Seems like not a lot going on this milestone. Inigo and Fezzik are lost without Vizzini. Fezzik hides while Inigo steeps in brandy. Count Rugen begins his scientific torture of Westley with The Machine. Humperdinck plots a new way to murder his bride who doesn't have two clues to rub together.
By the end of this section, Inigo and Fezzik are once again together. Fezzik joins the Brute Squad and finds Inigo in the Thieves Quarter. Fezzik tells him he knows who the six fingered man is. Inigo shows how clever he really is by figuring out where Westley is stashed but it's too late....Humperdinck has Westley tortured to death. Things do not look good for the heroes.
I found myself getting fed up with Buttercup. She is totally useless. And not too bright. Why would her fiance help her find her boyfriend? Did nothing about that seem strange to her? Gullible. Though she does have a point about Humperdinck. He overcompensates with his Zoo of Death.
Once again I was more interested in Inigo and Fezzik than Buttercup and Westley. Poor Fezzik. Hiding in the cave was so sad. I loved when Fezzik and Inigo meet up.
Then the drunk starting yelling: "I'm-waiting-for-Vizzini."Together again they are an unstoppable force. But once they find Westley, what will they do? I guess we'll find out soon.
"Not-cruel, not-mean; can't you understand I'm..." and here the voice trailed off for a moment and he squinted. Then, quietly, he said, "Fezzik?"
Here's a visual for you of The Machine and the end of Westley.
So that was milestone 3, what did you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments section or leave a link to your own blog post. I will post them in the body of the post as they arrive.
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