Valentin gives Newman some more information about Mademoiselle Noémie. Newman found it disgusting to find he was wrong about M. Nioche, but he determined to seek him out one more time and find out for himself. He went to M. Nioche's address and was told that the old man was at a nearby café. Newman finds him drinking coffee with Mademoiselle Noémie. Mademoiselle Noémie tells Newman that she has discovered that Valentin de Bellegarde has been making inquiries about her and tries to get Newman to take him a message, but Newman refuses to carry any messages. She reproaches Newman for their earlier relationship saying that he was not "gallant." When Mademoiselle Noémie leaves, M. Nioche feels uncomfortable and tries to say that he meant his earlier protests at the time he made them, but now he just takes what she gives him. But, he maintains, he still hates it and can't forgive her for what she is doing. The next time he sees Valentin, he admits that Valentin had judged the old man correctly, but still
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