Valentin rests a while

Valentin rests a while - Valentin rests a while, and then...

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Unformatted text preview: Valentin rests a while, and then calls Newman back to him. He tells Newman that there is a way to force the Bellegardes to ''come round." There is a great secret, "an immense secret. You can use it against them-frighten them, force them.'' He tells Newman that his mother and brother once did something to his father, but he has been too ashamed to admit what it was. But Mrs. Bread knows and Newman is to go to Mrs. Bread and tell her that Valentin requests her to give Newman the information. The reader should notice varying degrees of honor and forms emphasized in this chapter. First, Valentin, while complying to the false concepts of honor involved in a duel, did do the gentlemanly thing and only grazed his opponent's arm and on his second shot fired way off to the side. He adhered to the right forms and honor to the last minute. Note also, that his companions are more adhered to the right forms and honor to the last minute....
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