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by Hannah Leitheiser

Chateau d'lf

The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas

1888

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2017-07-05

'"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

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I'm surprised how fast this book moves. I'll have to be careful not to overtax my emotional processing capacities.