The next morning, Urbain de Bellegarde calls at Newman's apartment and tells him that he and his mother think the document real. He asks that Newman destroy the note because it would only pain the friends of his late father to find out that he was apparently insane when he wrote such an outrageous note. Newman wonders what they will offer him. The Marquis says that they are giving him a chance that any gentleman should appreciate: "A chance to abstain from inflicting a terrible blot upon the memory of a man who certainly had his faults, but who, personally had done you no wrong." Newman reminds the Marquis that they don't consider him a gentleman. He then asks them to give him back Madame de Cintré, but the Marquis replies "Never!" He informs Newman that to reveal the contents of the note will be disagreeable but nothing more. After that, he leaves, and
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