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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • Send one of your men, disguised as a penitent friar, and I will give it to him.
  • Behind the penitents came a man of vast stature and proportions.
  • "Excellency," said a servant, opening the door, "a man in the dress of a penitent wishes to speak to you."
  • A brotherhood of penitents, clothed from head to foot in robes of gray sackcloth, with holes for the eyes, and holding in their hands lighted tapers, appeared first; the chief marched at the head.
  • Yet perhaps if I had found you humble and penitent, I might have prevented Benedetto from killing you; but I found you proud and blood-thirsty, and I left you in the hands of God.

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  • When her anger passed, she was penitent.
  • If she’s truly penitent, you should forgive her.

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