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The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo


by Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo Chapter 48 Summary


  • Mr. Villefort pays the Count a visit, thanking him profusely for saving the lives of his wife and son.
  • The two strike up a conversation about justice systems, and about the different between the justice systems that civilizations cook up and the justice systems that nature cooks up.
  • Mr. Villefort tells the Count that his dad, Noirtier (remember him?), has had a stroke and is in poor health. Is Nature taking revenge?

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