Newman is still nursing a desire for revenge, but he does not want to be trapped in an act of revenge. He cannot escape the fact that he is the "good fellow wronged." But more and more he begins to see that the Bellegardes are suffering because they are in suspense as to what he will do with his secret paper. Perhaps the more he waited, the more the Bellegardes would suffer. Newman travels to America, then across the continent to San Francisco. He told his friends nothing except that the lady had changed her mind. When further details were requested, Newman always suggested that the subject be dropped. One day he received a letter from Mrs. Tristram. She told him that Madame de Cintré had taken her last vows as a Carmelite nun. That evening he started for Paris. When he returned to his Paris apartment, he told Mrs. Bread that he intended to remain forever.
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