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by Hannah Leitheiser


The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas




'“Edmond, you will not kill my son!”

The count retreated a step, uttered a slight exclamation, and let fall the pistol he held.

“What name did you pronounce then, Madame de Morcerf?” said he.

"Yours!” cried she, throwing back her veil,—“yours, which I alone, perhaps, have not forgotten. Edmond, it is not Madame de Morcerf who is come to you, it is Mercédès.”

"Mercédès is dead, madame," said Monte Cristo; "I know no one now of that name."' - The Count of Monte Cristo