Next morning

Next morning - Next morning, Maximilien (Monte Cristo's

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Unformatted text preview: Next morning, Maximilien (Monte Cristo's "second") and Emmanuel (Julie Morrel's husband) arrive for Monte Cristo. They tell the Count that he will fire first, since he is "the offended party." Maximilien fears that Monte Cristo is not a good shot, and so the Count attaches an ace of diamonds to a plank and instantly shoots each of the four corners of the diamond in the center of the card. Maximilien cries out to the Count for mercy for Albert, but seemingly, the Count's decision will not be swayed. Yet, he says, despite the marksmanship that Maximilien has just seen, it will be Monte Cristo, and not Albert, who will be carried back. The three men arrive at the appointed hour, and when Albert arrives at a full gallop he leaps off his horse and, before his own witnesses, he apologizes for his conduct. He knows now that his his horse and, before his own witnesses, he apologizes for his conduct....
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