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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • "Excuse me, abbe," said the envoy of the prefect of the police, "but the light tries my eyes very much."
  • It was illuminated by lamps with ground-glass shades which gave only a feeble light, as if out of consideration for the envoy’s weak sight.
  • "I know you do not like to converse in our language," replied the envoy.
  • "But," said the envoy, "you do not go about it in the right way to kill him, if I understand you correctly."
  • The envoy presented his letter of introduction, which the latter read with English coolness, and having finished,—"I understand," said he, "perfectly."
  • As the envoy of the prefect of police arrived ten minutes before ten, he was told that Lord Wilmore, who was precision and punctuality personified, was not yet come in, but that he would be sure to return as the clock struck.
  • ’—’Be it so,’ said the envoy; and he retired, after having first deposited the token agreed on in the place pointed out to him by Selim.
  • …to refute you, and I will show you my father, M. Noirtier de Villefort, one of the most fiery Jacobins of the French Revolution; that is to say, he had the most remarkable audacity, seconded by a most powerful organization—a man who has not, perhaps, like yourself seen all the kingdoms of the earth, but who has helped to overturn one of the greatest; in fact, a man who believed himself, like you, one of the envoys, not of God, but of a supreme being; not of providence, but of fate.

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  • Iran’s top envoy to the United Nations nuclear agency dismissed the accusation.
  • The envoy asked for an extension of the peace talks.

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