Tom, expelled from Spain’s dominion, travels hundreds of miles by coach (probably), cross-country from Andalusia. He possibly had an escort with him because he was still unwell and the Spanish probably only released him into the care of the French authorities. This stage would have taken him anything up to a month. It’s unclear how his health stood up to this journey but travel would have been painful and difficult. Cities like Sevilla and Cordoba would have been stops on route to Madrid but I wonder if Tom was fit enough to appreciate any of these places.
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