Like the rats that one by one forsake the doomed ship even before the vessel weighs anchor, so all the numerous clerks had by degrees deserted the office and the warehouse.
One may forsake a mistress, but a wife,—good heavens!
"My child," returned Monte Cristo "you know full well that whenever we part, it will be no fault or wish of mine; the tree forsakes not the flower—the flower falls from the tree."
"Why, he was not altogether forsaken," continued Caderousse, "for Mercedes the Catalan and Monsieur Morrel were very kind to him; but somehow the poor old man had contracted a profound hatred for Fernand—the very person," added Caderousse with a bitter smile, "that you named just now as being one of Dantes’ faithful and attached friends."
But this sudden and factitious joy soon forsook the young man, and was succeeded by a still greater grief.
Look well at that man; it is he who raised your father’s head on the point of a spear; it is he who sold us; it is he who forsook us!
His desire for revenge had not forsaken him.
When he had sufficiently recovered himself, he said, "It appears, then, that the miserable old man you were telling me of was forsaken by every one.
"Oh, no,—no, not yet," he cried; "do not forsake me!
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With only twelve, the boldest and the best, I seek the adventure, and forsake the rest.