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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • Having reached the summit of his vengeance by a long and tortuous path, he saw an abyss of doubt yawning before him.
  • I, who was looking on, an eager and curious spectator,—I, who was watching the working of this mournful tragedy,—I, who like a wicked angel was laughing at the evil men committed protected by secrecy (a secret is easily kept by the rich and powerful), I am in my turn bitten by the serpent whose tortuous course I was watching, and bitten to the heart!

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