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  • May God accept my atonement in the preservation of these two existences!
    Chapter 117 (70% in)
  • For three or four centuries they have remained upon this small promontory, on which they had settled like a flight of seabirds, without mixing with the Marseillaise population, intermarrying, and preserving their original customs and the costume of their mother-country as they have preserved its language.
    Chapters 3-4 (3% in)
  • For three or four centuries they have remained upon this small promontory, on which they had settled like a flight of seabirds, without mixing with the Marseillaise population, intermarrying, and preserving their original customs and the costume of their mother-country as they have preserved its language.
    Chapters 3-4 (4% in)
  • As for Villefort, instead of sending to Paris, he carefully preserved the petition that so fearfully compromised Dantes, in the hopes of an event that seemed not unlikely,—that is, a second restoration.
    Chapters 13-14 (31% in)
  • Nevertheless, I carefully preserved my ladder against one of those unforeseen opportunities of which I spoke just now, and which sudden chance frequently brings about.
    Chapters 17-18 (11% in)
  • And yet the murder, if you choose to call it so, would be simply a measure of self-preservation.
    Chapters 17-18 (42% in)
  • But the inheritance consisted in this only, a scrap of paper on which Spada had written:—'I bequeath to my beloved nephew my coffers, my books, and, amongst others, my breviary with the gold corners, which I beg he will preserve in remembrance of his affectionate uncle.'
    Chapters 17-18 (82% in)
  • It had been handed down from father to son; for the singular clause of the only will that had been found, had caused it to be regarded as a genuine relic, preserved in the family with superstitious veneration.
    Chapters 17-18 (86% in)
  • "There is not a hope," replied Faria, shaking his head, "but no matter; God wills it that man whom he has created, and in whose heart he has so profoundly rooted the love of life, should do all in his power to preserve that existence, which, however painful it may be, is yet always so dear."
    Chapters 19-20 (28% in)
  • He had preserved a tolerably good remembrance of what the youth had been, and was now to find out what the man had become.
    Chapters 22-23 (63% in)
  • Edmond preserved the most admirable self-command, not suffering the faintest indication of a smile to escape him at the enumeration of all the benefits he would have reaped had he been able to quit the island; but as The Young Amelia had merely come to Monte Cristo to fetch him away, he embarked that same evening, and proceeded with the captain to Leghorn.
    Chapters 25-26 (6% in)
  • Instead of employing this diamond in attempting to bribe his jailers, who might only have taken it and then betrayed him to the governor, Dantes carefully preserved it, that in the event of his getting out of prison he might have wherewithal to live, for the sale of such a diamond would have quite sufficed to make his fortune.
    Chapters 25-26 (70% in)
  • He raised the cover and saw a kind of greenish paste, something like preserved angelica, but which was perfectly unknown to him.
    Chapters 31-32 (60% in)
  • Well, then, that green preserve is nothing less than the ambrosia which Hebe served at the table of Jupiter.
    Chapters 31-32 (60% in)
  • "Diable!" he said, after having swallowed the divine preserve.
    Chapters 31-32 (68% in)
  • Her preserver was everywhere sought for, but he did not appear; he was inquired after, but no one had seen him.
    Chapters 33-34 (38% in)
  • Albert, as he took off his dress, carefully preserved the bunch of violets; it was his token reserved for the morrow.
    Chapters 35-36 (62% in)
  • would ill become me to search too closely into its source; therefore, instead of condemning him for his intimacy with outlaws, you must give me leave to excuse any little irregularity there may be in such a connection; not altogether for preserving my life, for my own idea was that it never was in much danger, but certainly for saving me 4,000 piastres, which, being translated, means neither more nor less than 24,000 livres of our money—a sum at which, most assuredly, I should never...
    Chapters 37-38 (93% in)
  • "My dear Albert," said he, "let me introduce to you M. Maximilian Morrel, captain of Spahis, my friend; and what is more—however the man speaks for himself—my preserver.
    Chapters 39-40 (31% in)
  • "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.
    Chapters 39-40 (39% in)
  • "Oh, you will give me five minutes' grace," replied Morcerf, "for I also expect a preserver."
    Chapters 39-40 (41% in)
  • Perhaps what I am about to say may seem strange to you, who are socialists, and vaunt humanity and your duty to your neighbor, but I never seek to protect a society which does not protect me, and which I will even say, generally occupies itself about me only to injure me; and thus by giving them a low place in my esteem, and preserving a neutrality towards them, it is society and my neighbor who are indebted to me.
    Chapters 39-40 (77% in)
  • "You are most welcome, monsieur," said the Count of Morcerf, saluting Monte Cristo with a smile, "and monsieur has rendered our house, in preserving its only heir, a service which insures him our eternal gratitude."
    Chapters 41-42 (30% in)
  • This child, for whom my poor sister would go to the town, five or six leagues off, to purchase the earliest fruits and the most tempting sweetmeats, preferred to Palma grapes or Genoese preserves, the chestnuts stolen from a neighbor's orchard, or the dried apples in his loft, when he could eat as well of the nuts and apples that grew in my garden.
    Chapters 43-44 (61% in)
  • In the struggle her clothes caught fire, and they were obliged to let go their hold in order to preserve themselves from sharing the same fate.
    Chapters 45-46 (34% in)
  • Monte Cristo on the contrary, preserved a graceful suavity of demeanor, aided by a certain degree of simplicity he could assume at pleasure, and thus possessed the advantage.
    Chapters 45-46 (85% in)
  • Have you any objection to meet any persons who may be with madame, or do you desire to preserve a strict incognito?
    Chapters 45-46 (97% in)
  • "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."
    Chapters 47-48 (37% in)
  • "Monsieur," replied the count, with a chilling air, "I am very happy to have been the means of preserving a son to his mother, for they say that the sentiment of maternity is the most holy of all; and the good fortune which occurred to me, monsieur, might have enabled you to dispense with a duty which, in its discharge, confers an undoubtedly great honor; for I am aware that M. de Villefort is not usually lavish of the favor which he now bestows on me,—a favor which, however estimable,...
    Chapters 47-48 (64% in)
  • Penelon had still preserved the habit of calling his master's daughter "Mademoiselle Julie," and had never been able to change the name to Madame Herbault.
    Chapters 49-50 (50% in)
  • We discoursed a long time, madame, on different subjects; of Perugino, of Raffaelle, of manners, customs, of the famous aquatofana, of which they had told you, I think you said, that certain individuals in Perugia had preserved the secret.
    Chapters 51-52 (56% in)
  • In the eyes of everybody it seemed fit for table, and preserved its wholesome appearance.
    Chapters 51-52 (81% in)
  • His first astounding act upon coming amongst us was to present a pair of horses, worth 32,000 francs, to Madame Danglars; his second, the almost miraculous preservation of Madame de Villefort's life; now it seems that he has carried off the prize awarded by the Jockey Club.
    Chapters 53-54 (27% in)
  • I understand; you are displeased at the silence I have preserved on the subject.
    Chapters 57-58 (85% in)
  • I shall still continue to preserve the same respect toward M. Noirtier; I will suffer, without complaint, the pecuniary deprivation to which he has subjected me; but I shall remain firm in my determination, and the world shall see which party has reason on his side.
    Chapters 59-60 (61% in)
  • "Indeed, I should think not," replied Monte Cristo; "dormice are bad neighbors for us who do not eat them preserved, as the Romans did."
    Chapters 61-62 (17% in)
  • The second was the man's conventional abode, or rather sleeping-place; it contained a few poor articles of household furniture—a bed, a table, two chairs, a stone pitcher—and some dry herbs, hung up to the ceiling, which the count recognized as sweet pease, and of which the good man was preserving the seeds; he had labelled them with as much care as if he had been master botanist in the Jardin des Plantes.
    Chapters 61-62 (24% in)
  • "Yes," she said, "and you have still preserved this love in your heart—one can only love once—and did you ever see her again?"
    Chapters 71-72 (15% in)
  • The Marquis de Saint-Meran, one of the most zealous and faithful dignitaries of Louis XVIII. and King Charles X., had preserved a great number of friends, and these, added to the personages whom the usages of society gave Villefort a claim on, formed a considerable body.
    Chapters 73-74 (75% in)
  • Franz took them from Barrois and casting a glance at the cover, read:— " 'To be given, after my death, to General Durand, who shall bequeath the packet to his son, with an injunction to preserve it as containing an important document.'
    Chapters 75-76 (7% in)
  • "To preserve it, sealed up as it is, doubtless," said the procureur.
    Chapters 75-76 (8% in)
  • Noirtier watched the expression of each one, and preserved his dignified and commanding attitude.
    Chapters 75-76 (25% in)
  • 'My child,' said Vasiliki, 'may God preserve you from ever wishing for that death which to-day you so much dread!'
    Chapters 77-78 (41% in)
  • The old man, who had preserved all his usual coolness, made a sign to him to do so.
    Chapters 79-80 (37% in)
  • Ah, believe me, Edmond, as I told you, I too have suffered much; I repeat, it is melancholy to pass one's life without having one joy to recall, without preserving a single hope; but that proves that all is not yet over.
    Chapters 89-90 (36% in)
  • He preserved his melancholy and motionless position for some time after his two friends had regained their carriage; then suddenly unfastening his horse from the little tree to which his servant had tied it, he mounted and galloped off in the direction of Paris.
    Chapters 91-92 (10% in)
  • "Exactly, my daughter; that is precisely what I mean," said Danglars, almost digging his nails into his breast, while he preserved on his harsh features the smile of the heartless though clever man; "ruined—yes, that is it."
    Chapters 95-96 (28% in)
  • And if I do not possess that talent, which your smiles prove to me you doubt, should I not still have that ardent love of independence, which will be a substitute for wealth, and which in my mind supersedes even the instinct of self-preservation?
    Chapters 95-96 (31% in)
  • Notwithstanding a slight resistance on the part of Monte Cristo, whose lips turned pale, but who preserved his ceremonious smile, Andrea seized the count's hand, pressed it, jumped into his phaeton, and disappeared.
    Chapters 95-96 (71% in)
  • "Listen to me," he said, "or, rather, look upon me; look at my face, paler even than usual, and my eyes, red with weariness—for four days I have not closed them, for I have been constantly watching you, to protect and preserve you for Maximilian."
    Chapters 99-100 (82% in)
  • Now, if I entreat, if I order you to live, Morrel, it is in the conviction that one day you will thank me for having preserved your life.
    Chapters 105-106 (37% in)
  • Curiosity had vanquished the desire of preserving his incognito, and he was recognized.
    Chapters 105-106 (95% in)
  • One day when I cursed Providence for making me so wicked, and ordaining me to such a fate, my adopted father said to me, 'Do not blaspheme, unhappy child, the crime is that of your father, not yours,—of your father, who consigned you to hell if you died, and to misery if a miracle preserved you alive.'
    Chapters 109-110 (85% in)
  • Listen to the voice of your heart, Morrel, and ask it whether you ought to preserve this melancholy exterior towards me.
    Chapters 111-112 (60% in)
  • " 'O God,' " he read, " 'preserve my memory!'
    Chapters 113-114 (28% in)
  • O God, thou hast preserved my memory; I thank thee, I thank thee!
    Chapters 113-114 (29% in)
  • The clerk continued to write for the next five minutes; the man preserved profound silence, and remained perfectly motionless.
    Chapters 113-114 (62% in)
  • He who for so long a time had forgotten God, began to think that miracles were possible—that the accursed cavern might be discovered by the officers of the Papal States, who would release him; that then he would have 50,000 remaining, which would be sufficient to save him from starvation; and finally he prayed that this sum might be preserved to him, and as he prayed he wept.
    Chapters 115-116 (83% in)

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