My Particular Friend footnotes: The Affair of the Code Duello 6

Beginning with Pistols at Dawn:

‘I believe they are ascertaining the boundaries of the duelling square.’

the duelling square: generally an area 20 paces by 20 paces. By marking a square, the seconds could be party to the disagreement as well.
Rule 25: Where seconds disagree, and resolve to exchange shots themselves, it must be at the same time and at right angles with their principals.

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