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The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume II   By: (1839-1915)

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The Works of Alexandre Dumas in Thirty Volumes

THE SON OF MONTE CRISTO

VOLUME TWO

Illustrated with Drawings on Wood by Eminent French and American Artists

[Illustration: Publisher's logo]

New York P. F. Collier and Son MCMIV

CONTENTS

I. FANFARO'S ADVENTURES 3

II. THE GOLDEN SUN 7

III. OLD AND NEW ACQUAINTANCES 16

IV. BROTHER AND SISTER 23

V. MASTER AND SERVANT 31

VI. THE PERFORMANCE 41

VII. PIERRE LABARRE 49

VIII. A MEETING 59

IX. THE GRATITUDE OF A NOBLEMAN 64

X. ESCAPED 73

XI. IN PARIS 79

XII. THE "MARQUIS" 92

XIII. THE PURSUIT 113

XIV. LOUISE 123

XV. SWINDLED 128

XVI. MACHIAVELLI AND COMPANY 134

XVII. LOUISON 139

XVIII. THE CANAL 143

XIX. SPLENDOR 147

XX. IN LEIGOUTTE 154

XXI. EXCITED 163

XXII. THE TRIAL 177

XXIII. THE CRISIS 180

XXIV. THE AUTOPSY 192

XXV. FROM SCYLLA TO CHARYBDIS 198

XXVI. MISTAKEN 204

XXVII. FREEDOM BENEDETTO'S REVENGE 207

XXVIII. SPERO 215

XXIX. FORWARD, MARCH 221

XXX. JANE ZILD 228

XXXI. A THUNDERBOLT 240

XXXII. OLD ACQUAINTANCES 246

XXXIII. THE CATASTROPHE 252

XXXIV. A SHOT 262

XXXV. WILL SHE LIVE? 267

XXXVI. MELOSAN'S SECRET 271

XXXVII. CARMEN 287

XXXVIII. RECOLLECTIONS 297

XXXIX. DISAPPEARED 302

XL. A CONFESSION 311

XLI. ON THE TRAIL 318

XLII. THE TRAP 323

XLIII. THE PATH OF THORNS 326

XLIV. THE PASHA 330

XLV. HOW CARMEN KEEPS HER WORD 333

XLVI. IN COURBEVOIE 338

XLVII. THE DEVOTED 341

XLVIII. UNITED IN DEATH 344

XLIX. THE SPECTRE 347

L. 349

EPILOGUE THE ABBE DANTES 351

THE SON OF MONTE CRISTO

CHAPTER I

FANFARO'S ADVENTURES

Spero, the son of Monte Cristo, was peacefully sleeping in another room, while, gathered around the table in the dining room of Fanfaro's house, were Monte Cristo, Miss Clary, Madame Caraman, Coucou, and Albert de Morcerf, ready to listen to the story of Fanfaro's adventures, which, as narrated at the close of the preceding volume, he was about to begin.

The following is Fanfaro's narrative:

It was about the middle of December, 1813, that a solitary horseman was pursuing the road which leads through the Black Forest from Breisach to Freiburg. The rider was a man in the prime of life. He wore a long brown overcoat, reaching to his knees, and shoes fastened with steel buckles. His powdered hair was combed back and tied with a black band, while his head was covered with a cap that had a projecting peak. The evening came, and darkness spread over the valley: the Black Forest had not received its name in vain. A few miles from Freiburg there stands a lonely hill, named the Emperor's Chair. Dark masses of basalt form the steps of this natural throne; tall evergreens stretch their branches protectingly over the hill... Continue reading book >>




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