Morrel tells his family that this time

Morrel tells his family that this time - Morrel tells his...

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Unformatted text preview: Morrel tells his family that this time, they're "lost," and Morrel fully intends to commit suicide; he tells his son, Maximilien, that if he were to live without paying his bills, he would be disgraced. If he kills himself, however, he will die and be remembered as "an unfortunate but honorable man." His son reluctantly understands and allows his father to be alone. At the very moment that Morrel lifts a pistol to his mouth, his daughter cries out that they are saved! She says that she went to a house in the Alles de Meilhan, which the note from "Sinbad" asked her to do, and there she found an old red silk purse; inside it was a bill for two hundred and eighty-seven thousand, five hundred francs, marked paid ! There was also a "diamond the size of a walnut" in the purse, alongside a small piece of parchment, which read "Julie's dowry." Then, suddenly, Julie and purse, alongside a small piece of parchment, which read "Julie's dowry....
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