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Now it gets really interesting, folks. Edmond pretends to be an Italian priest named Abbé Busoni.
He's back in Marseilles, and he's got revenge on the brain.
Remember Caderousse? Edmond visits Caderousse's inn disguised as the Italian priest, and he pretends he's the executor (or dude-in-charge-of) Edmond Dantès's will.
Caderousse and his wife are really poor. Times are hard.
Edmond-disguised-as-Abbé-Busoni fibs to everyone that Edmond Dantès has died in prison, but that he has left a single diamond to be split between the people that he loved most: his padre, his girlfriend Mercédès, Caderousse, Danglers (whaa?), and Fernand (double whaaa?).