The next morning

The next morning - The next morning, Newman went to call...

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Unformatted text preview: The next morning, Newman went to call upon Madame de Cintr a bit earlier than usual. He was met by Mrs. Bread who told him that her lady was preparing for a journey and had left a letter for Newman, but she impulsively leads him up to Madame de Cintr's apartment. Here he finds Madame de Cintr already dressed for her journey. Madame and Urbain de Bellegarde are also present. Newman immediately felt as though he "was in the presence of something evil." He noticed that Madame de Cintr was in great distress. She announced simply that she couldn't marry Newman, and referred him to her mother and brother. They inform him that such a marriage is impossible and improper. He appeals to Madame de Cintr, but she says that she is "ashamed." She asks him to let her go in peace (or "death"), but at least to let her bury herself alone. Newman then asks him to let her go in peace (or "death"), but at least to let her bury herself alone....
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