Newman goes to the nunnery on Sunday morning and is shocked by the bleak, barren stone. When he hears the nuns enter, they are singing or chanting, but it sounded more like a wail and a dirge. "It was hideous, it was horrible." Newman could stand it no longer; he rose and left. At the entrance, he came face to face with Madame and Urbain de Bellegarde who were just entering. Outside, he sees the young Madame de Bellegarde who motions to him to come to her. She wants him to know that she had nothing to do with the deceit and thinks Newman was treated dreadfully. Newman suddenly asks the young Marquise if she would delay her return so as to give him a chance to confront her husband and mother-in-law. She does even better. She tells that they are to meet her in a certain place in the park, and invites Newman to accompany her there. After a time the Bellegardes are seen coming down the path. Newman stops them. They try to avoid
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