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  • "Dear mother," interposed Renee, "you know very well it was agreed that all these disagreeable reminiscences should forever be laid aside."
  • The soldiers interposed their bayonets, for they thought that he was about to attack the inspector, and the latter recoiled two or three steps.
  • Thus a new, a stronger, and more inexorable barrier was interposed to cut off the realization of their hopes.
  • "Marquise, marquise!" interposed the old nobleman who had proposed the toast, "let the young people alone; let me tell you, on one’s wedding day there are more agreeable subjects of conversation than dry politics."
  • "For my part, dear mother." interposed Renee, "I trust your wishes will not prosper, and that Providence will only permit petty offenders, poor debtors, and miserable cheats to fall into M. de Villefort’s hands,—then I shall be contented."
  • —’We dined so very late,’ hastily interposed La Carconte.
  • "I beg your excellency’s pardon," interposed the steward in a deprecating manner, "for venturing to observe that it is already two o’clock."
  • "But I remember it perfectly," interposed the darling Edward.
  • "And I caught it, mamma, don’t you remember?" interposed Edward, "and I pulled three such beautiful feathers out of his tail."
  • "Oh, shut up!" again interposed some of the audience.
  • If you are already aware of the conversation that passed, the wooden partition which interposed between us and you has proved but a slight security.
  • I kept in the background, as you wished, and waited, not for the decision of your heart or my own, but hoping that providence would graciously interpose in our behalf, and order events in our favor.
  • "Nay," interposed Madame de Villefort, on whom the authoritative style adopted by the count made a deep impression, "nay, but consider that to preserve my life he has risked his own."
  • "Sire," interposed the minister of police, "I came a moment ago to give your majesty fresh information which I had obtained on this head, when your majesty’s attention was attracted by the terrible event that has occurred in the gulf, and now these facts will cease to interest your majesty."
  • Beauchamp," interposed this strange man, "the Count of Monte Cristo bows to none but the Count of Monte Cristo himself.
  • "The name of M. Noirtier," interposed Maximilian, "is celebrated throughout Europe; he was a statesman of high standing, and you may or may not know, Valentine, that he took a leading part in every Bonapartist conspiracy set on foot during the restoration of the Bourbons."
  • a man had by unheard-of and excruciating tortures destroyed your father, your mother, your betrothed,—a being who, when torn from you, left a desolation, a wound that never closes, in your breast,—do you think the reparation that society gives you is sufficient when it interposes the knife of the guillotine between the base of the occiput and the trapezal muscles of the murderer, and allows him who has caused us years of moral sufferings to escape with a few moments of physical pain?
  • So throwing himself back in his arm-chair, he said, with an arrogant and purse-proud air,—"Let me beg of you not to hesitate in naming your wishes; you will then be convinced that the resources of the house of Danglars, however limited, are still equal to meeting the largest demands; and were you even to require a million"— "I beg your pardon," interposed Monte Cristo.
  • "And you say, sir," he interposed, "that the two dungeons"— "Were separated by a distance of fifty feet; but it appears that this Edmond Dantes"— "This dangerous man’s name was"— "Edmond Dantes.
  • "Oh, as for parricides, and such dreadful people as that," interposed Renee, "it matters very little what is done to them; but as regards poor unfortunate creatures whose only crime consists in having mixed themselves up in political intrigues"— "Why, that is the very worst offence they could possibly commit; for, don’t you see, Renee, the king is the father of his people, and he who shall plot or contrive aught against the life and safety of the parent of thirty-two millions of souls,

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