Notes and Reflections on Books and Media
by Hannah Leitheiser
The Count of Monte Cristo
'"The Chateau d'If?" cried he, "what are we going there for?" The gendarme smiled.
"I am not going there to be imprisoned," said Dantes; "it is only used for political prisoners. I have committed no crime. Are there any magistrates or judges at the Chateau d'If?"
"There are only," said the gendarme, "a governor, a garrison, turnkeys, and good thick walls. Come, come, do not look so astonished." - The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas, 1844
I'm surprised how fast this book moves. I'll have to be careful not to overtax my emotional processing capacities.