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  • As usual, a pilot put off immediately, and rounding the Chateau d’If, got on board the vessel between Cape Morgion and Rion island.
  • Dantes rose and looked forward, when he saw rise within a hundred yards of him the black and frowning rock on which stands the Chateau d’If.
  • "The Chateau d’If?" cried he, "what are we going there for?"
  • The Chateau D’If.
  • "You think, then," said he, "that I am taken to the Chateau d’If to be imprisoned there?"
  • "Are you not," he asked, "the priest who here in the Chateau d’If is generally thought to be—ill?"
  • "Oh," added a third voice, "the shrouds of the Chateau d’If are not dear!"
  • The chaplain of the chateau came to me yesterday to beg for leave of absence, in order to take a trip to Hyeres for a week.
  • The Cemetery of the Chateau D’If.
  • The noise of the waves dashing against the rocks on which the chateau is built, reached Dantes’ ear distinctly as they went forward.
  • The sea is the cemetery of the Chateau d’If.
  • The islands of Tiboulen and Lemaire are a league from the Chateau d’If; Dantes, nevertheless, determined to make for them.
  • But, as we have said, it was at least a league from the Chateau d’If to this island.
  • He swam on still, and already the terrible chateau had disappeared in the darkness.
  • He soon saw that the vessel, with the wind dead ahead, was tacking between the Chateau d’If and the tower of Planier.
  • They were rapidly leaving the Chateau d’If behind.
  • Dantes recollected that his hair and beard had not been cut all the time he was at the Chateau d’If.
  • "Hollo! what’s the matter at the Chateau d’If?" said the captain.
  • A small white cloud, which had attracted Dantes’ attention, crowned the summit of the bastion of the Chateau d’If.
  • "A prisoner has escaped from the Chateau d’If, and they are firing the alarm gun," replied Dantes.
  • He was nineteen when he entered the Chateau d’If; he was thirty-three when he escaped.
  • "The Chateau d’If has no cemetery, and they simply throw the dead into the sea, after fastening a thirty-six pound cannon-ball to their feet."
  • Ratonneau and Pomegue are the nearest islands of all those that surround the Chateau d’If, but Ratonneau and Pomegue are inhabited, as is also the islet of Daume.
  • He fancied that every wave behind him was a pursuing boat, and he redoubled his exertions, increasing rapidly his distance from the chateau, but exhausting his strength.
  • Dantes had entered the Chateau d’If with the round, open, smiling face of a young and happy man, with whom the early paths of life have been smooth, and who anticipates a future corresponding with his past.
  • Dantes stood mute and motionless before this majestic spectacle, as if he now beheld it for the first time; and indeed since his captivity in the Chateau d’If he had forgotten that such scenes were ever to be witnessed.
  • "M. de Chateau-Renaud—M. Maximilian Morrel," said the servant, announcing two fresh guests.
  • "Well said," interrupted Chateau-Renaud; "and pray that, if you should ever be in a similar predicament, he may do as much for you as he did for me."
  • "Oh, nothing worth speaking of," said Morrel; "M. de Chateau-Renaud exaggerates."
  • "Well, I do not prevent your sitting down to table," replied Beauchamp, "Chateau-Renaud can tell us while we eat our breakfast."
  • "The devil take me, if I remember," returned Chateau-Renaud.
  • "Well, yes, and I had good reason to be so," replied Chateau-Renaud.
  • "No, the sacrifice," returned Chateau-Renaud; "ask Debray if he would sacrifice his English steed for a stranger?"
  • "I know it," said Chateau-Renaud; "I narrowly escaped catching a fever there."
  • "But Franz did come with the four thousand crowns," said Chateau-Renaud.
  • "I do not think so," added Chateau-Renaud, with the air of a man who knows the whole of the European nobility perfectly.
  • "Why should he doubt it?" said Beauchamp to Chateau-Renaud.
  • "A great man in every country, M. Debray," said Chateau-Renaud.
  • "This is a magnificent emerald, and the largest I have ever seen," said Chateau-Renaud, "although my mother has some remarkable family jewels."
  • "Faubourg Saint-Germain," said Chateau-Renaud.
  • "You have no idea, then, Morrel?" asked Chateau-Renaud; "you do not propose anything."
  • "And very princely," added Chateau-Renaud.
  • "Then," continued Chateau-Renaud, "since you have an establishment, a steward, and a hotel in the Champs Elysees, you only want a mistress."
  • And Maximilian Morrel left the room with the Baron de Chateau-Renaud, leaving Monte Cristo alone with Morcerf.
  • Why, this very morning, in my rooms, he made his entree amongst us by striking every man of us with amazement, not even excepting Chateau-Renaud.
  • "Oh, all this is a family history, as Chateau-Renaud told you the other day," observed Maximilian.
  • Chateau-Renaud rented a stall beside his own, while Beauchamp, as a journalist, had unlimited range all over the theatre.
  • "And who is the Countess G——?" inquired Chateau-Renaud.
  • "Ah, to be sure," replied Chateau-Renaud; "the lovely Venetian, is it not?"
  • "You know her, it seems?" said Chateau-Renaud.
  • "The countess was present at the races in the Champ-de-Mars," said Chateau-Renaud.
  • Morcerf and Chateau-Renaud were amongst the first to avail themselves of this permission.
  • Chateau-Renaud bowed to the countess.
  • I assure you he is my most intimate friend, and M. de Chateau-Renaud has also the honor of his acquaintance.
  • "Did you observe any one during the first act?" asked Chateau-Renaud.
  • "Why?" said Chateau-Renaud.
  • "Ah, pardon me," said Chateau-Renaud; "I have heard of these things every day during the last eight years, and I cannot understand them yet."
  • "I think not," replied Chateau-Renaud.
  • "Yes," said Chateau-Renaud, "these Italians are well named and badly dressed."
  • "You are fastidious, Chateau-Renaud," replied Debray; "those clothes are well cut and quite new."
  • Chateau-Renaud, who has lived in Russia, will tell you the name of one, and Major Cavalcanti, who is an Italian, will tell you the name of the other.
  • "This one is, I think, a sterlet," said Chateau-Renaud.
  • "Sterlets," said Chateau-Renaud, "are only found in the Volga."
  • "What a wicked-looking, crooked staircase," said Chateau-Renaud with a smile.
  • In one of the mourning-coaches Beauchamp, Debray, and Chateau-Renaud were talking of the very sudden death of the marchioness.
  • Without opposing their arrangements, he allowed Morrel, Chateau-Renaud, and Debray to leave on horseback, and the ladies in M. de Villefort’s carriage.
  • The same evening some friends of mine visited me,—M. de Chateau-Renaud, M. Debray, and five or six other choice spirits, whom you do not know, even by name.
  • "At the same time," added Chateau-Renaud, "your Count of Monte Cristo is a very fine fellow, always excepting his little arrangements with the Italian banditti."
  • Those that have been crowned with full success have been long meditated upon, and carefully arranged; such, for instance, as the escape of the Duc de Beaufort from the Chateau de Vincennes, that of the Abbe Dubuquoi from For l’Eveque; of Latude from the Bastille.
  • Yes, with Count Cavalcanti, the marquis his father, Madame Danglars, M. and Madame de Villefort,—charming people,—M. Debray, Maximilian Morrel, and M. de Chateau-Renaud.
  • "I tore up several of my shirts, and ripped out the seams in the sheets of my bed, during my three years’ imprisonment at Fenestrelle; and when I was removed to the Chateau d’If, I managed to bring the ravellings with me, so that I have been able to finish my work here."
  • "Monsieur," said Albert with affectionate courtesy, "the count of Chateau-Renaud knew how much pleasure this introduction would give me; you are his friend, be ours also."
  • At the Place Louis XV. the three young people separated—that is to say, Morrel went to the Boulevards, Chateau-Renaud to the Pont de la Revolution, and Debray to the Quai.
  • As Dantes (his eyes turned in the direction of the Chateau d’If) uttered this prayer, he saw off the farther point of the Island of Pomegue a small vessel with lateen sail skimming the sea like a gull in search of prey; and with his sailor’s eye he knew it to be a Genoese tartan.
  • The inspector begged the Englishman to seat himself in an arm-chair, and placed before him the register and documents relative to the Chateau d’If, giving him all the time he desired for the examination, while De Boville seated himself in a corner, and began to read his newspaper.
  • But before he had finished, M. de Chateau-Renaud, a handsome young man of thirty, gentleman all over,—that is, with the figure of a Guiche and the wit of a Mortemart,—took Albert’s hand.
  • Come, calm yourself, and reckon them up—M. and Madame de Villefort, two; M. and Madame Danglars, four; M. de Chateau-Renaud, M. Debray, M. Morrel, seven; Major Bartolomeo Cavalcanti, eight.
  • One fine morning, then, his yacht, followed by the little fishing-boat, boldly entered the port of Marseilles, and anchored exactly opposite the spot from whence, on the never-to-be-forgotten night of his departure for the Chateau d’If, he had been put on board the boat destined to convey him thither.
  • "Bah, Chateau-Renaud," returned Debray, "you only know your dull and gloomy Faubourg Saint-Germain; do not pay any attention to him, count—live in the Chaussee d’Antin, that’s the real centre of Paris."
  • The rest of Mademoiselle Eugenie’s person was in perfect keeping with the head just described; she, indeed, reminded one of Diana, as Chateau-Renaud observed, but her bearing was more haughty and resolute.
  • "Do not say that, Debray," returned Beauchamp, laughing, "for here is Chateau-Renaud, who, to cure you of your mania for paradoxes, will pass the sword of Renaud de Montauban, his ancestor, through your body."
  • The count was seated between Madame de Villefort and Danglars; the other seats were filled by Debray, who was placed between the two Cavalcanti, and by Chateau-Renaud, seated between Madame de Villefort and Morrel.
  • Allow me to introduce my friend, Baron de Chateau-Renaud, one of the few true gentlemen now to be found in France, and from whom I have just learned that you were a spectator of the races in the Champ-de-Mars, yesterday.
  • He spoke Italian like a Tuscan, and Spanish like a Castilian; he would have been free, and happy with Mercedes and his father, whereas he was now confined in the Chateau d’If, that impregnable fortress, ignorant of the future destiny of his father and Mercedes; and all this because he had trusted to Villefort’s promise.
  • Most probably Morrel and Chateau-Renaud returned to their "domestic hearths," as they say in the gallery of the Chamber in well-turned speeches, and in the theatre of the Rue Richelieu in well-written pieces; but it was not the case with Debray.
  • "It is so good, that I have distanced M. de Chateau-Renaud, one of the best riders in France, and M. Debray, who both mount the minister’s Arabians; and close on their heels are the horses of Madame Danglars, who always go at six leagues an hour."
  • He took the arm of Chateau-Renaud, and turned towards the vault, where the attendants had already placed the two coffins.
  • He then returned to Paris, and although in the same carriage with Chateau-Renaud and Albert, he did not hear one word of their conversation.
  • I wish Albert de Morcerf and Raoul de Chateau-Renaud to be present at this signature; you know they are my witnesses.
  • Albert and Chateau-Renaud exchanged a second look, more full of amazement than the first.
  • Chateau-Renaud and Morcerf exchanged a third look of still increasing wonder.
  • But I was unable to accept your invitation, having promised to accompany my mother to a German concert given by the Baroness of Chateau-Renaud.
  • He followed M. d’Epinay, saw him enter, afterwards go out, and then re-enter with Albert and Chateau-Renaud.
  • Well, I will have Franz and Chateau-Renaud; they will be the very men for it.
  • I depend on you to accompany me to the opera; and if you can, bring Chateau-Renaud with you.
  • At ten minutes to eight Beauchamp arrived; he had seen Chateau-Renaud, who had promised to be in the orchestra before the curtain was raised.
  • Chateau-Renaud was at his post; apprised by Beauchamp of the circumstances, he required no explanation from Albert.
  • The bell summoned him to his seat, and he entered the orchestra with Chateau-Renaud and Beauchamp.
  • The door opened, and Monte Cristo, turning round, saw Albert, pale and trembling, followed by Beauchamp and Chateau-Renaud.
  • You do not know that I remained for fourteen years within a quarter of a league of you, in a dungeon in the Chateau d’If.
  • Morrel advanced towards Beauchamp and Chateau-Renaud, who, seeing his intention, came to meet him.
  • "He sent us word this morning," replied Chateau-Renaud, "that he would meet us on the ground."
  • "There is a carriage coming," said Chateau-Renaud.
  • "Gentlemen," said Chateau-Renaud, "it is not Morcerf coming in that carriage;—faith, it is Franz and Debray!"
  • "What chance brings you here, gentlemen?" said Chateau-Renaud, shaking hands with each of them.
  • Beauchamp and Chateau-Renaud exchanged looks of astonishment.
  • "And we, too," added Beauchamp and Chateau-Renaud.
  • "But, after all these arrangements, he does not come himself," said Chateau-Renaud.
  • "How imprudent," said Chateau-Renaud, "to come on horseback to fight a duel with pistols, after all the instructions I had given him."
  • "What happened during the night?" asked Beauchamp of Chateau-Renaud; "we appear to make a very sorry figure here."
  • Albert, Beauchamp, and Chateau-Renaud remained alone.
  • Chateau-Renaud contented himself with tapping his boot with his flexible cane.
  • "Oh, yes," said Chateau-Renaud.
  • "Assuredly; as for me, I should have been incapable of it," said Chateau-Renaud, with most significant coolness.
  • Am I not right, M. de Chateau-Renaud?
  • "Good-by," said Chateau-Renaud in his turn, keeping his little cane in his left hand, and saluting with his right.
  • Madame Danglars was chatting at a short distance with Debray, Beauchamp, and Chateau-Renaud.
  • One of them was made of Debray, Chateau-Renaud, and Beauchamp.
  • Could you have imagined this scene, Chateau-Renaud, when we saw her, at the most three weeks ago, about to sign that contract?
  • "Indeed, no," said Chateau-Renaud—"Did you know her?"
  • Chateau-Renaud perceived him and immediately alighting from his coupe, joined him.
  • "We have already asked that question," said Chateau-Renaud, "for none of us has seen him."
  • And they called Chateau-Renaud’s attention to him.
  • "How pale he is!" said Chateau-Renaud, shuddering.
  • "Ah, yes," said Chateau-Renaud.
  • "Mademoiselle Eugenie?" said Chateau-Renaud; "has she returned?"
  • "And I hate her," said Chateau-Renaud.
  • " ’Multitudinously’ is good," said Chateau-Renaud.
  • "Who is Madame?" asked Chateau-Renaud.
  • "I will not speak again," said Chateau-Renaud; "pray have compassion upon me, and do not take up every word I say."
  • "Why, what nonsense are you telling us?" said Chateau-Renaud.
  • "Come, Beauchamp," said Chateau-Renaud, "I will bet anything you do not believe a word of all you have been telling us."
  • "By the way, M. de Chateau-Renaud," asked Beauchamp, "how is Morrel?"
  • "Ma foi!" said Chateau-Renaud, "I would rather end my career like M. de Morcerf; a pistol-shot seems quite delightful compared with this catastrophe."
  • Another person was confined in the Chateau at the same time, but he was not wicked, he was only a poor mad priest.
  • The count fancied that he was yielding, and this belief revived the horrible doubt that had overwhelmed him at the Chateau d’If.
  • "Yes," said Morrel, smiling, "it was the 5th of September, the anniversary of the day on which my father was miraculously preserved; therefore, as far as it lies in my power, I endeavor to celebrate it by some"— "Heroic action," interrupted Chateau-Renaud.
  • There had been no prisoners confined in the Chateau d’If since the revolution of July; it was only inhabited by a guard, kept there for the prevention of smuggling.
  • Chateau-Renaud and Albert looked at each other with amazement; the ceremony which was just concluded had not appeared more sorrowful than did that which was about to begin.
  • But the skilful manner in which Dantes had handled the lugger had entirely reassured him; and then, when he saw the light plume of smoke floating above the bastion of the Chateau d’If, and heard the distant report, he was instantly struck with the idea that he had on board his vessel one whose coming and going, like that of kings, was accompanied with salutes of artillery.
  • The conduct of the son in seeking to avenge his father was so natural that Chateau-Renaud did not seek to dissuade him, and was content with renewing his assurances of devotion.
  • Among the groups which flocked towards the family vault, Chateau-Renaud recognized Morrel, who had come alone in a cabriolet, and walked silently along the path bordered with yew-trees.
  • All that is in this grotto, my friend, my house in the Champs Elysees, and my chateau at Treport, are the marriage gifts bestowed by Edmond Dantes upon the son of his old master, Morrel.
  • Clear sky, swift-flitting boats, and brilliant sunshine disappeared; the heavens were hung with black, and the gigantic structure of the Chateau d’If seemed like the phantom of a mortal enemy.
  • Chateau-Renaud looked for a moment for Morrel; but while they were watching the departure of the count, Morrel had quitted his post, and Chateau-Renaud, failing in his search, joined Debray and Beauchamp.
  • Chateau-Renaud looked for a moment for Morrel; but while they were watching the departure of the count, Morrel had quitted his post, and Chateau-Renaud, failing in his search, joined Debray and Beauchamp.
  • As the religious ceremonies had all been performed at the door, and there was no address given, the party all separated; Chateau-Renaud, Albert, and Morrel, went one way, and Debray and Beauchamp the other.
  • He perceived Chateau-Renaud and Debray, who had just gained the good graces of a sergeant-at-arms, and who had persuaded the latter to let them stand before, instead of behind him, as they ought to have done.
  • I take as much interest in the pursuit of some whim as you do, M. Danglars, in promoting a new railway line; you, M. de Villefort, in condemning a culprit to death; you, M. Debray, in pacifying a kingdom; you, M. de Chateau-Renaud, in pleasing a woman; and you, Morrel, in breaking a horse that no one can ride.
  • Yes, this self, of whom I thought so much, of whom I was so proud, who had appeared so worthless in the dungeons of the Chateau d’If, and whom I had succeeded in making so great, will be but a lump of clay to-morrow.
  • More than once she thought of revealing all to her grandmother, and she would not have hesitated a moment, if Maximilian Morrel had been named Albert de Morcerf or Raoul de Chateau-Renaud; but Morrel was of plebeian extraction, and Valentine knew how the haughty Marquise de Saint-Meran despised all who were not noble.
  • Albert understood the allusion in a moment, and was about to throw his glove at the count, when Morrel seized his hand, while Beauchamp and Chateau-Renaud, fearing the scene would surpass the limits of a challenge, held him back.
  • "Well, then," resumed Faria with a bitter smile, "let me answer your question in full, by acknowledging that I am the poor mad prisoner of the Chateau d’If, for many years permitted to amuse the different visitors with what is said to be my insanity; and, in all probability, I should be promoted to the honor of making sport for the children, if such innocent beings could be found in an abode devoted like this to suffering and despair."
  • "Ah, well," exclaimed Chateau-Renaud, who because he had seen his thirtieth summer fancied himself duly warranted in assuming a sort of paternal air with his more youthful friend, "you young people are never satisfied; why, what would you have more? your parents have chosen you a bride built on the model of Diana, the huntress, and yet you are not content."
  • He fancied that they buried the dead at the Chateau d’If, and imagining they would not expend much labor on the grave of a prisoner, he calculated on raising the earth with his shoulders, but unfortunately their arrangements at the Chateau frustrated his projects.
  • He fancied that they buried the dead at the Chateau d’If, and imagining they would not expend much labor on the grave of a prisoner, he calculated on raising the earth with his shoulders, but unfortunately their arrangements at the Chateau frustrated his projects.
  • Chateau-Renaud and Beauchamp looked at each other; the impression was the same on both of them, and the tone in which Morcerf had just expressed his thanks was so determined that the position would have become embarrassing for all if the conversation had continued.
  • Albert related it to his mother; Chateau-Renaud recounted it at the Jockey Club, and Debray detailed it at length in the salons of the minister; even Beauchamp accorded twenty lines in his journal to the relation of the count’s courage and gallantry, thereby celebrating him as the greatest hero of the day in the eyes of all the feminine members of the aristocracy.
  • …with the death of Captain Leclere, and the receipt of a packet to be delivered by himself to the grand marshal; his interview with that personage, and his receiving, in place of the packet brought, a letter addressed to a Monsieur Noirtier—his arrival at Marseilles, and interview with his father—his affection for Mercedes, and their nuptual feast—his arrest and subsequent examination, his temporary detention at the Palais de Justice, and his final imprisonment in the Chateau d’If.
  • Gradually the reception-room filled, and some of our old friends made their appearance—we mean Debray, Chateau-Renaud, and Beauchamp, accompanied by all the leading men of the day at the bar, in literature, or the army, for M. de Villefort moved in the first Parisian circles, less owing to his social position than to his personal merit.
  • I had been told that you had endeavored to escape; that you had taken the place of another prisoner; that you had slipped into the winding sheet of a dead body; that you had been thrown alive from the top of the Chateau d’If, and that the cry you uttered as you dashed upon the rocks first revealed to your jailers that they were your murderers.
  • They are the Count of Chateau-Renaud, whose nobility goes back to the twelve peers, and whose ancestors had a place at the Round Table; M. Lucien Debray, private secretary to the minister of the interior; M. Beauchamp, an editor of a paper, and the terror of the French government, but of whom, in spite of his national celebrity, you perhaps have not heard in Italy, since his paper is prohibited there; and M. Maximilian Morrel, captain of Spahis.
  • The solitary light burning at the Catalans; that first sight of the Chateau d’If, which told him whither they were leading him; the struggle with the gendarmes when he wished to throw himself overboard; his despair when he found himself vanquished, and the sensation when the muzzle of the carbine touched his forehead—all these were brought before him in vivid and frightful reality.
  • …queens, to protect, parties to unite, elections to direct; making more use of your cabinet with your pen and your telegraph than Napoleon did of his battle-fields with his sword and his victories; possessing five and twenty thousand francs a year, besides your place; a horse, for which Chateau-Renaud offered you four hundred louis, and which you would not part with; a tailor who never disappoints you; with the opera, the jockey-club, and other diversions, can you not amuse yourself?
  • Bowing under the weight of twenty-four years’ reminiscences, he thought not of Albert, of Beauchamp, of Chateau-Renaud, or of any of that group; but he thought of that courageous woman who had come to plead for her son’s life, to whom he had offered his, and who had now saved it by the revelation of a dreadful family secret, capable of destroying forever in that young man’s heart every feeling of filial piety.
  • Are there any magistrates or judges at the Chateau d’If?"
  • "I do not know what M. de Villefort promised you," said the gendarme, "but I know we are taking you to the Chateau d’If.
  • I have since learned that he was confined in the Chateau d’If, and I should like to learn some particulars of his death."
  • "I am the Abbe Faria, and have been imprisoned as you know in this Chateau d’If since the year 1811; previously to which I had been confined for three years in the fortress of Fenestrelle.
  • "Not worth speaking of?" cried Chateau-Renaud; "life is not worth speaking of!
  • "Bravo," cried Chateau-Renaud; "you are the first man I ever met sufficiently courageous to preach egotism.
  • "He is more than that," replied Chateau-Renaud; "he is one of the most extraordinary men I ever saw in my life.
  • "Ha, ha," said Chateau-Renaud, "here comes some friends of yours, viscount!
  • "My good fellow," said Chateau-Renaud, "the count is your friend and you treat him accordingly.
  • "Indeed," said Chateau-Renaud, "it seems quite miraculous to make a new house out of an old one; for it was very old, and dull too.
  • He, no doubt, thought that prisoners who died in the Chateau d’If were interred in an ordinary burial-ground, and he conveyed the dead man into his own cell, took his place in the sack in which they had sewed up the corpse, and awaited the moment of interment."
  • "All this is very extraordinary," said Chateau-Renaud; "still, what I admire the most, I confess, is the marvellous promptitude with which your orders are executed.
  • "Well," said Chateau-Renaud, "I was not wrong just now then, when I said that houses had souls and faces like men, and that their exteriors carried the impress of their characters.
  • "It is certainly ten years since the house had been occupied," said Chateau-Renaud, "and it was quite melancholy to look at it, with the blinds closed, the doors locked, and the weeds in the court.
  • "The history to which M. Morrel alludes," continued Chateau-Renaud, "is an admirable one, which he will tell you some day when you are better acquainted with him; to-day let us fill our stomachs, and not our memories.
  • "You here?" said Chateau-Renaud, passing his arms through the young captain’s; "are you a friend of Villefort’s?
  • "I went to Tortoni’s, where, as I expected, I found Beauchamp and Chateau-Renaud.
  • Morrel," said Chateau-Renaud, "will you apprise the Count of Monte Cristo that M. de Morcerf is arrived, and we are at his disposal?"
  • "Still," said Chateau-Renaud, "Dr. d’Avrigny, who attends my mother, declares he is in despair about it.
  • Danglars is his banker, is he not?" asked Chateau-Renaud of Debray.
  • Do they know him?" asked Chateau-Renaud.
  • "Not at all," said Chateau-Renaud, slowly; "I think he is violently agitated.
  • " "A nobility of the rope!" said Chateau-Renaud phlegmatically.
  • "My dear sir," said Chateau-Renaud, "allow me to tell you that you do not understand that manoeuvre with the eye-glass half so well as Debray.
  • Impossible!" said Chateau-Renaud; "only ten days after the flight of her daughter, and three days from the bankruptcy of her husband?"
  • "I am the spectre of a wretch you buried in the dungeons of the Chateau d’If.
  • "I saw Madame de Saint-Meran only last year at Marseilles, when I was coming back from Algiers," said Chateau-Renaud; "she looked like a woman destined to live to be a hundred years old, from her apparent sound health and great activity of mind and body.
  • "I tell you what, my dear fellow," said Chateau-Renaud, "I cannot imagine what objection you can possibly have to Mademoiselle Danglars—that is, setting aside her want of ancestry and somewhat inferior rank, which by the way I don’t think you care very much about.
  • "When you pay me a visit in my cell, my young friend," said he, "I will show you an entire work, the fruits of the thoughts and reflections of my whole life; many of them meditated over in the shades of the Colosseum at Rome, at the foot of St. Mark’s column at Venice, and on the borders of the Arno at Florence, little imagining at the time that they would be arranged in order within the walls of the Chateau d’If.

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  • She restored the chateau and turned it into a small hotel.
  • The chateau has a small vineyard.

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