Three days after meeting the Bellegarde family, he received an invitation to dinner from the Marquis Urbain de Bellegarde. When he arrived, he was told that no one else had been invited. Newman asked Madame de Cintré if she enjoyed her ball, and she is taken aback when Newman answers for her that she had annoyed her mother and brother by going. Madame de Cintré admits he is right and warns him that she has "very little courage;" she is not, she says, a heroine.Dinner was announced. It was simple but elegant and in perfect taste. During the dinner, Newman was uncomfortable and felt that the Marquis Urbain de Bellegarde was constantly in opposition to him.Newman, "for the first time in his life, was not himself." He suffered it through because he kept in sight the reward that he wanted so badly, Madame de Cintré.
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