Cue for Treason

1457 words 6 pages
Tia Berardi
Monday April 2nd 2012
Several Characters Can Have Loyalty Not everyone possesses the quality of loyalty, but those that do are worth having a relationship with. The author of Cue for Treason, Geoffry Trease, demonstrates this trait in many of the characters. The most loyal bond in this book, which took place very early on in the novel, was Peter and Kit’s. One of the most significant bonds has to be amongst the Secret Agents, the Queen, and all of England. Lastly, the most heroic form of loyalty is portrayed by Tom Boyd, Peter, and Kit. Each one of these characters do not betray each other once. So, several characters in the novel show loyalty to one another throughout. Peter and Kit are faced with the
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It’s, a matter of life or death, and not just one life, but many’” (Trease 172-3). He proves he is a hard worker, stays committed, and does things for the common good. Though he is one of the best, he is not the only Secret Agent. There is more than just old Agents, but new comers as well. Peter Brownrigg is one of the newest to become a Secret Agent. Peter having almost nowhere to go, accompanied by Kit, becomes a Secret Agent and puts himself into life threatening situations to protect the Queen and everyone under her wing, and both characters prove to be a loyal agent. Peter knew he had to do whatever it would take especially when Tom did not return, “’Now Tom Boyd… hasn’t come back, I’ve got to take on his work… But Kit, I knew, would send the news if I couldn’t’” (Trease 214). Peter doing whatever means are needed, along with Kit takes his new profession very seriously and staying loyal when situations were dangerous and it would have been easy to quit. By all of the Secret Agents doing what they had to do, no matter what the expense, definitely earns them the trait of loyalty. One trio of people have a strong bond, only after knowing each other for a short period of time. This group was amongst Tom Boyd, Kit, and Peter. When Peter and Kit’s first mission was assigned, they were told to go back to Cumberland, with Tom. Peter and Kit had to trust that


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