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- Dantes put his plate on the ground near the door; the jailer, as he entered, stepped on it and broke it. ... [The jailer] looked about for something to pour the soup into; Dantes' entire dinner service consisted of one plate—there was no alternative. "Leave the saucepan," said Dantes; "you can take it away when you bring me my breakfast."Chapters 15-16 (37% in)
alternative = other possibility
- Should he demand an explanation from the bandits, or should he wait patiently for them to propose it? The last alternative seemed the most prudent, so he waited until twelve o'clock.Chapters 115-116 (8% in)
There are no more uses of "alternative" in The Count of Monte Cristo.
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