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					A Tale of Two Cities

Book 1
Chapter 1

     Like most larger books, the first few pages are rather
confusing to the first time reader; yet the style and tone are
important to the themes of the rest of the book. The classic
book, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, is no different.
It starts out by describing the conditions of 1775 England and
France, especially the cities of London and France, which leads
the reader to presume that those are the two cities referred to
in the title. At this time the throne’s of both countries are
held by unimpressive monarchs and the cities are at a state of
turmoil with fighting the streets.

Chapter 2

     “The Mail” begins with a mail coach traveling to the
English city of Dover on a Friday night in November. The coach
had to unload its three passengers because it could not make it
up the hill with them and the heavy mail. Everyone, the
coachman, guards, and passengers are suspicious of each other.
A messenger by the name of Jerry comes along the path wishing to
deliver a message to a passenger by the name of ‘Mr. Jarvis
Lorry,’ who works for Tellson’s Bank in London. The note tells
him to “Wait at Dover for Mam'selle” and his reply to Jerry is,
“RECALLED TO LIFE.” The guard and coachman have no idea what
the reply or message means so they now appear to be somewhat
apprehensive of Mr. Lorry.

Chapter 3

     The Night Shadows is very difficult to comprehend because
it seems to jump from the messenger to the passenger without
transitions that really give any indication for whom the passage
is about. From what I could deduct, the first six paragraphs
are the messenger’s reaction and following confusion to the he
is to deliver to the doorman at Tellson’s Bank. The other
paragraphs follow Mr. Lorry in his mental conversations about
several different ways how “RECALLED TO LIFE” could be
translated. He seems to interrupt it in his mind as someone has
been buried alive for a number of years and that person is just
about to dug up to the surface.

Chapter 4
     Mr. Lorry was the only passenger to travel to Dover (the
others had gotten off along the way). The coach dropped him at
the Royal George Hotel where he got a room and he ate breakfast.
He does not dress in fine clothes, but rather they appear to the
fine of a gentleman before him. While eating dinner he finds
the woman he was looking for, Miss Manette, a young lady of some
seventeen years who wishes a companion to chaperon her trip to
France so she can inherit her fortune. It was believed that
Miss Manette’s father had died many years earlier, but recently
it has been discovered that he only disappeared and now he is
fond. Mr. Lorry is going to take her to Paris where she will
meet her father for whom she has not seen in since she was two,
and the only way to find him is the phrase, “RECALLED TO LIFE.”

Chapter 5

     A crowd of people gathered to taste the wine that had
spilled out of the wine barrel after it had broke in front of
the wine store in the city of Saint Antoine, near Paris.
Monsieur Defarge is the owner of the shop. In the store
Monsieur Defarge talks to a few costumers, particularly Jacques,
when Madame Defarge silently insists on being introduced. Two
of the costumers are Mr. Lorry and Miss Manette who has
information pertaining to Dr. Manette. Monsieur Defarge takes
them upstairs where he unlocks the room of Dr. Manette who is
sitting by the window.

Chapter 6

     Monsieur Manette is now working in the dark upstairs above
the wine stop repairing and making shoes. When he was referred
to as Monsieur Manette he seem shocked (he dropped the shoe he
was working on), but quickly ignored it and continued on with
his work. Hesitantly Miss Manette approaches her father and he
thinks she is someone else (probably her mother but he notices
she is too young). Mr. Lorry makes arrangements for them to
return to England at the wish of Miss Manette. The only
possession Monsieur Manette has is his shoemaking kit.

Book 2
The Golden Thread

Chapter 1
     Five years have past since Mr. Lorry has returned from
Paris. Tellson’s bank is a very established place where
everything is old: the money, punishments, and workers. Mr.
Cruncher comes home to his apartment occupied by his wife and
son (also named Jerry) noticeably agitated. He throws his muddy
shoes at his wife and accuses his son of pray ill towards him.
He thinks that their prayers have brought him much most bad luck
than good luck so he wishes they would abandon suck religious
silliness. Young Jerry is excited to see that Tellson’s is of
need of a porter early this time; hence, Mr. Cruncher will be
leaving again.

Chapter 2

     Jerry receives news that he is to take a note for Mr. Lorry
and wait at his disposal until he is needed again. He delivers
the note to a court house where a treason trial of Charles
Darnay is being held. Curiously, Jerry asks Mr. Lorry who every
single person is the place is and why they are there. Two of
the people who he seems to be the most out of place are a man
and his daughter—Monsieur and Miss Manette. Mr. Lorry says that
they are there to testify as witnesses against the accused. It
is generally accepted that Darnay will be found guilty and will
be killed.

Chapter 3

     John Basard, who is accused of treason, was turned in by
his servant, Roger Cly because Roger “was a true Briton.” When
Mr. Lorry testifies at Basard’s trial he is asked whether or no
he remembers Basard and Cly from the coach ride on the Dover
mail five years. He says he cannot be sure that it was them,
but he does recognize him from his return voyage from France.
Miss Manette is then called to testify and recalls that in their
voyage from France he helped her with her father. Now she feels
guilty for hurting with the testimony because he helped her so
greatly with her ill father. Mr. Stryver, Basard’s attorney,
says that Basard was traveling frequently between France and
England because he had family in France that he had to attend to
in his rebuttal against Mr. Attorney-General. After leaving the
trial because Miss Manette looked ill, Mr. Lorry gave Jerry a
note with the word ‘AQUITTED’ scribed on it.

Chapter 4
     Shortly after Charles Darnay is acquitted of his crime, the
group of Dr. Manette, Miss Lucie, Mr. Lorry, Mr. Stryver, and
Mr. Darnay leave the court house to gather outside in order to
congratulate Mr. Darnay and to say leave to the Manettes and Mr.
Stryver for whom tiredness and work force them to abscond the
group. The remaining characters have a bit of wine and further
discuss matters of the judgment. Mr. Darnay proposes a toast to
Miss Manette, for whom he seems to think fondly of. In this
chapter, Carton is introduced as Darnay’s defense, and also a
friend of his.

Chapter 5

     Sidney Carton and Mr. Stryver are allies: the best of
friends. Upon leaving Old Bailey they headed the home of Mr.
Stryver where they put towels on their heads and Sidney is
referred to as the jackal and Stryver is the lion. Every since
Shrewsbury, Carton has been considered of higher rank than
Stryver because he improves rather than Stryver’s decline. The
two finish their conversation with a chat about how everyone in
the court house was enthralled with Miss Manette. Stryver seems
not exactly to be sure what Carton’s intentions are towards

Chapter 6

     Every Sunday Mr. Lorry goes over to a beautiful part of
London further out than Oxford Street called Soho to visit
Doctor Manette and Miss Lucie for dinner and conversation. On
this Sunday they are not here so Mr. Lorry has a pleasant with
Lucie’s maid. Miss Pross is angered (and jealous) from the
unworthy visitors who wish to call upon Ladybird. Doctor
Manette does not talk about his oppression; however, it is
obvious that he is still haunted by his memories of the
Bastille. During the nights he often paces back-and-forth like
he did in his cell. A dinner of half-English, half-French
cuisine was prepared by Miss Pross, who learned French cooking
from needy Frenchmen on the street of England. After dinner Mr.
Darnay called upon the group to which he talked about his time
as a prisoner in the Tower London. Earlier in the evening Miss
Pross had said that hundreds of men visit Miss Manette, but so
far tonight there has been on two: Darnay and Carton. Footsteps
are heard from the outside of the quant two story house of the
Manettes, when Jerry appears to take leave of Mr. Lorry.

Chapter 7
     Monseigneur is one of the most powerful members of the
court and for whom many take inspiration from. He allied
himself with the Farmer-Generals because they are rich and could
help him become rich because over the generations his family’s
fortune had diminished. All of his friends and himself always
dress in the peek of delicate fashion with everything perfect.
His chocolate is served by four perfectly dressed men with two
gold watches. On the streets of Saint Antoine Monseigneur’s
(also called Monsieur the Marquis) carriage meets Defarge and
throws some coins to Gaspard.

Chapter 8

     Dickens starts out by making social commentary about how
the poor of France are in such a condition because the people
like Monsieur the Marquis tax them copiously to maintain their
luxurious lifestyle. He rides through a small poor village in
rural France in order to meet Monsieur Charles. Along the way
he sees the poor, but he chooses to ignore their pleas for help.
A woman asks him, she is his lord, to provide her a small
headstone for her husband that fell completely in want. The
previous chapter sets the tone of Monseigneur’s character and
the reasons why he will not lend any help to his serfs.

Chapter 9

     Monsieur the Marquis arrives at his large château with
numerous stone statues, fountains, and gargoyles in front of it.
Upon arrival he goes to his apartment that consists of three
rooms and asks his valet is his nephew has come yet, but he has
not. A few hours later his nephew, Charles (it is said that he
is known as Charles Darnay is in England, so what is he known as
in France?) appears just as dinner is about to be started.
Charles is the son of Monseignuer’s twin brother. He is to
inherit Monseignuer’s fortune upon death (Charles suggests a
short while), but does not intend to keep the property because
he does not feel that he could properly manage it. In England,
Charles plans to work because his name means nothing there.
Everyone in France has been hurt by the family since it means
“fear and slavery” to all. The morning activities of the town
are described and Monsieur is found with a knife in his back
tagged with the words, “Drive him fast to his tomb. This, from
Jacques.” (this chapter establishes Darnay as Dickens himself)

Chapter 10
     Now a tutor of French in London, Charles Darnay is happier
than ever, especially in his love of Lucie Manette. A year
after his uncle’s death, Charles goes to Doctor, who has been
restored to his former vigor, to confess of the love for his
daughter. Doctor Manette is informed that he does not seek to
replace him is her heart, but to add his love into her heart
with out causing any strain between the doctor and his daughter.
Darnay is stopped from revealing his true reason for being
England until the morning of the future wedding of Lucie and
him. Later that day Doctor Manette works on his shoes, but he
sleeps fine.

Chapter 11

     At their home early in the morning Stryver informs Sidney
that he intends to marry and not for money, but wishes that he
would guess. He hints that Sidney has mentioned the young lady
a few times and perhaps himself infatuated with her. However,
when Stryver tells Sidney that the woman is Miss Manette he
seems apathetic. He suggests to Sidney that he should find a
lady to take care of him, and Sidney replies, “I'll think of

Chapter 12

     Upon successfully arguing a case, Mr. Stryver stops by
Tellson’s Bank to notify Mr. Lorry of his intentions to propose
marriage to Miss Manette. Mr. Lorry urges Stryver to reconsider
because he doubts Miss Manette would accept his proposal. Not
discouraged, he still plans to ask her later this evening, but
after Mr. Lorry says he will go over to the Manettes to see if
they would accept and return with intelligence. When Mr. Lorry
sojourns at Stryver house, he tells him that they would not

Chapter 13

     Carton is a frequent evening visitor of the Manette house.
One August evening he speaks with Lucie and solemnly confessing
his feelings to her. He bursts out his feelings love, failure,
and success. Presently he is at the peak of his presumed
success and knows that Lucie cannot, does not, and should not
ever love him. Just before he leaves he promises never relay
this confession again. It is obvious that of the three in love
with Lucie, he is the most foolish, passionate of them. Of all
of the suitors, Carton is the only to profess is affection.
Chapter 14

     Recently funerals have become of interest to Jeremiah
Cruncher and on day he attends the funeral of Roger Cly, and Old
Bailey Spy. After the funeral the observed broken windows and
plundered public-houses for sport, although, Jerry did not take
part in these traditional festivities. As soon as Jerry finds
out that there is no message to deliver tonight he accuses his
wife of praying against; then promises that she will not
meditate against anything. (best line in book, “When you go to
Rome, do as Rome does. Rome will be an ugly customer to you, if
you don't. _I_'m your Rome, you know.”) Every night Jerry lives
his family to go “fishing” with his rusty fishing pole. That
night young Jerry followed his father pick two men up, climb
over an iron wall by a church wall, and saw them lift a coffin
from the ground. He quickly ran home in fear and slept in fear.
Young Jerry awoke to the sounds of Mr. and Mrs. Cruncher yelling
in low-voices and little breakfast. He wants to be a

Chapter 15

     The road repairer meets Defarge and tell about the tall
spectre who killed the Marquis.

Chapter 16

     On their return voyage from Versailles, Monsieur and Madame
Defarge cross through Paris on their way back home to Saint
Antoine. A police Jacques told Monsieur Dafarge that an English
man by the name of John Barsad has come to town to spy on their
dealings. The Monsieur confides in his wife that he does not
belief that they will live to see the results of their work, and
it a bit saddened by this. Madame Defarge assures him that they
will live to see it, and even if they do not, their hardships
will lead to triumph. The following day Barsad visits the bar
pretending to sympathize with the poorly treated peasants, and
comment on Madame Defarge’s intricate knitting which he is
unknowingly a part of. He tells the Defarges that Darnay is
going to marry Miss Manette.

Chapter 17

     The night before Lucie’s marriage to Charles she asks her
father if he is still all right with the wedding, and to make
sure he knows that he will forever be the most important thing
in her life. He thinks his “future is far brighter…seen through
[her] marriage.” Had she never met Charles she would have been
content to live the rest of her life in devotion to him. Dr.
Manette tells Lucie about how while in prison he saw a pregnant
woman, and how he imagined a life for her children where they
grew-up never knowing the fate of his/her father. In another of
these fantasies, his ‘daughter’ rescued him from prison; then
greeted him outside with grandchildren who knew who he was.
Lucie says this child was her, but Manette feels that his life
is far better than any he imagined.

Chapter 18

     Mr. Lorry is visiting Lucie on the day of her wedding.
Miss Pross suggests that he was born a bachelor and domed to be
one for the rest of his life. After the wedding and breakfast,
the couple leaves for their honeymoon in Wales. When Dr.
Manette begins to look pale, Lorry leaves for Tellsons, and upon
his return he hears the sound of Doctor Manette’s little hammer
pounding. Determined to keep his a secret from Lucie, Lorry
stayed with him to try to bring him back into reality. Nine
days later he was still working—not leaving his room, and Lucie
remained happily in oblivion.

Chapter 19

     One day Mr. Lorry inquires Doctor Manette for some advice
on how to cure a ‘friend’ who is suffering from prolonged mental
shock. This old man he describes is Manette himself. The man
he describes was a man of business who has experienced something
traumatic, and has started to engage in Blacksmithing.
Previously, this had happened, but it was relieved, and now his
situation is causing the man much pain. Dr. Manette suggests
that the blacksmithing tools be removed in the man absence so he
can miss the tools. On the weekend Manette went to visit Lucie
and Charles, Mr. Lorry and Miss Pross chopped; then burnt all of
the shoemaking equipment.

Chapter 20

     Sidney Carton visits the Darnays the evening of their
return and asks forgiveness for his drunkenness on the night of
Charles’s trial. He want them to be friends, but after he
leaves, Charles confesses that he feels Carton is careless and
reckless. Lucie says he is compassionate and should be treated
with kindness. In the future, Charles promises to view him with
the sympathy Lucie thinks he deserves. She obviously remembers
the night he declared love, and thinks kindly of his for this.
Chapter 21

     Several years later, Miss Lucie and Charles had two
children, a boy, and a girl, little Lucie. Sidney Carton is
unhappy with his easy life. Mr. Stryver had married a wealthy
widow with three boys and property. Doctor Manette is more
lively than every and claims that Mrs. Darnay is better to him
married than she was single. July 1789, Mr. Lorry comes to the
Darnay/Manette after a long and bothersome day at Tellson
because so many French were sending their money to English
banks. Meanwhile in Saint Antoine, Madame and Monsieur Defarge
and the Jacques stormed The Bastille. Dafarge demands an old
guard to take him to One hundred and Five, North Tower, now an
empty cell. In that cell they find ‘Alexandre Manette, poor
physician’ scribed on the wall; then burned it. Madame Defarge
cut the head off the governor whose job it was to oversee the
protection of the Bastille. The escaped prisons are overjoyed
to be set free.

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

     The mender of roads thought of the Monseigeur as he
repaired the roads, when another Jacques came to him. The
haggard traveler, who had walked for two days, sat besides him
as he finished his work. They obtained entrance into the
Marquis’s dark chateau with the help of the chief functionary,
Monsieur Gabelle; where, they lit the house aflame. Afraid for
his life, Gabelle hides on the top of the roof because he is the
unliked tax-collector. All about France, similar events occur
where the chateau is set ablaze and the soldiers refuse to fight
the fire.

Chapter 24

     Three years later, 1792, Monseigneur finds himself at
Tellson’s Bank of London. Mr. Lorry needs to go to Paris in
order to tend to the troubled business, but Charles Darnay does
not think it is safe enough for him to travel with the consuming
revolution. The bank has asked Mr. Lorry to locate the Marquis
St. Evrèmonde (Darnay), but he has yet been able to. After
Stryver gets into the conversation, Darnay say he ‘knows’ who
this man is, but insists the man they all cry degenerate, a true
gentleman. He accepts the letter, reads it; it is a letter from
Gabelle admitting that he not collected rent and is sitting in
jail awaiting trial. Soon afterwards, Charles decides that must
return to France to take care of the business he should have
done before he left, but not before he writes Lucie to inform
her of his plans.

Chapter 1

     On night in the middle of his journey to Paris, Charles
Darnay was awakened by armed patriots that he is to be escorted
to Paris. At Paris he was arrested and meets Defarge who says
he will give a message to Mr. Lorry about this situation. He
was then shown into a room with refined aristocrats. They ask
him if he was brought in secrecy (which he thinks he is) because
they typically do not last long in that room. A few minutes a
guard comes to take Darnay to a solitary cell where for many
days he would pace and say, "The ghosts that vanished when the
wicket closed. There was one among them, the appearance of a
lady dressed in black, who was leaning in the embrasure of a
window, and she had a light shining upon her golden hair, and
she looked like * * * * Let us ride on again, for God's sake,
through the illuminated villages with the people all awake! * *
* * He made shoes, he made shoes, he made shoes. * * * * Five
paces by four and a half."

Chapter 2

     Tellson’s Bank in Paris is located in Monseigneur’s old
house, but Monseigneur has left to avoid imprisonment by the
patriots. When Lorry was quietly sitting at his desk, Doctor
Manette and Lucie came through the door, and inform Mr. Lorry
that Charles has been imprisoned at La Force as an emigrant.
Doctor Manette tells them that he can help because all French
love a former Bastille prisoner. Outside, a mob prepares to
kill a prison, but while in the crowd, Manette gains that
support to rescue Charles. (soldiers sharpen their swords in a

Chapter 3

     Mr. Lorry worries that sheltering the wife of an emigrant
prisoner will hurt the bank, subsequently, he makes arrangements
for Lucie and Miss Pross to hold accommodations in the Quarter
near the banking-house. He goes to Defarge to gain Manette’s
instructions and a letter for his daughter. Madame Defarge
insists that she visit Lucie so she can remember what she looks
like. Lucie begs her to help Charles, but she responds that the
revolution will do what it needs.

Chapter 4

     Doctor Manette obtained a job seeing prisons, which allowed
him to frequently checkup on Charles. He persuaded the tribunal
(some of them slept, drank, or stayed awake) to see Charles,
just when it appeared he was to be set free, the Tribunal
decided that it was in his best interest to remain in the prison
for a little while longer. La Guillotine becomes a major part
of daily French life, even a subject of great humor. By
December, Charles Darnay had spent one year and three long
months in La Force.

Chapter 5

     Dressed in plain dark dresses, Lucie would never know if
her husband was the next in line for the Guillotine. The only
thing that gave her hope was when her father told her that
Charles could see her for two hours in one window at 3 in the
afternoon if she stood in the street. While standing, the wood-
sawyer would watch her while he worked with what he called
“Saint Guillotine.” One day, a mob comes in front of her,
happily dancing the frightening (in Lucie’s opinion) Carmagnole—
a very violent dance. Charles is to be seen before the tribunal
tomorrow. On the Monseigneur’s house, it reads: National
Property. Republic One and Indivisible. Liberty, Equality,
Fraternity, or Death!

Chapter 6

     The day of Darnay’s trial has arrived. At the beginning
the audience called out to have his head chopped off, however,
when they learned that he is the son-in-law the formerly mis-
imprisoned Doctor Manette. The judge asked him a number of
questions about why he left, whether or not he was an emigrant,
and who is wife is. Doctor Manette and Gabelle gave testimonies
to confirm of his innocence and character. The jury, who vote
aloud, all voted to give him liberty. On his way home, the
audience carries him to his door.

Chapter 7

     Doctor Manette is very proud that he was able to free
Darnay because he had set the task out before him and he solved
it. It was the first time since his imprisonment that he had
actually accomplished any that would truly help the ones he
cares about: he life now has worth. Miss Pross and Jerry go to
the market everyday to purchase supplies for the next day right
after the lanterns are lit so as not to deserve any attention.
She wants to return to England, but Doctor Manette says it would
be unwise for Charles to return. Lucie worries about Charles
being arrested and her suspicions are valid. Charles is
arrested by four guards of the republic whop are there to bring
him to Saint Antoine to be brought before the Conciergerie
tomorrow. He is accused by the Defareges and by one other.

Chapter 8

     Miss Pross screamed—she sees her supposedly dead brother in
the flesh before her. Solomon says he is in France as an
“official.” Mr. Cruncher asks if he is “Solomon John, or John
Solomon” because he know him as John Basard (he had been a spy-
witness at Old Baily). Sidney Carton is in the wine shop and
reveals that Basard (Solomon) is a spy that he ad come to Paris
to visit. Carton invited Basard to Mr. Lorry in order to meet
with him. He suggests that they all have ‘card’ and that
Basard’s card shows that he works for the republican French
government under a false name as a spy and previously he had
worked for the English government (France’s enemy) as a spy as
well. Then, he proposes that he plays his ‘card’ and turn him
in at the nearest Section Committee. His other ‘card’ is that
he had seen Basard conglomerating with Roger Cly, for whom he
immediately speaks as dead. Mr. Cruncher then adds that he
knows for certain that Roger Cly was not buried in his coffin;
therefore it is almost undeniable that he is living. The final
‘card’ is the Guillotine, for which Basard ‘folds’ for. In
exchange for not informing, he wants Basard to work as the
turnkey at Darnay’s tribunal.

Chapter 9

     While Carton and Basard speak alone in the other room,
Jerry and Mr. Lorry discuss Jerry’s secret occupation as medical
cadaver retriever. He promises to stop if Mr. Lorry will give
his son his job a Tellson’s when he is older. Carton returns to
inform Lorry that he has made arrangements, but not to tell
Lucie because she will always think the worst. At the age of
seventy-eight, Mr. Lorry is finally ready to retire from his
life as a business person. The two take leave from each other
at the gate of Lucie’s residence—Sidney feels he must roam the
streets alone for a while. On the street the mender of
roads/wood sawyer, Carton learns that today Samson, the barber,
‘shaved’ sixty-three today. He went to a chemist in order to
buy something to help his sleep, and he feel asleep somewhere by
a bridge. In the morning he return to Mr. Lorry, but he had
already left, so he just ate a simple breakfast and went to the
courthouse. It is learned that the third informer of Darnay is
Doctor Manette himself! Manette quickly assures that he did no
such thing. When called to testify, Defarge tells the tribunal
that he has a letter found in the Bastille from Manette, One
Hundred and Five North Tower.

Chapter 10

     The letter was written by Manette in 1767 about how while
strolling (in 1757), two men in a carriage brought him to a
house to take care of a woman and her brother. The married
woman was taken by one of the brothers, and when her brother
found out, he snuck through the loft window, but fell on an old
sword before the fight ensued. For a day the woman has been
repeating, “My husband, my father, and my brother! One, two,
three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve.
Hush!” to herself. Eventually, the woman died, however, when
the brothers tried to offer pay, Manette could not, in good
conscience, take the gold. Sequentially, Manette sought to
relief his mind by writing the minister about his latest
patient. Marquis Evrèmonde’s wife (Charles’s mother) comes to
Manette because she has heard of what happened to the women and
wants to help her. The following day, Doctor Manette is taken
to the Bastille on the orders of Marquis Evrèmonde. When the
reading is finished, Darnay is unanimously voted guilty of the
crimes of his father and uncle.

Chapter 11

     Basard lets Lucie hug her husband quickly before he is to
be taken away again. Charles teels Doctor Manette not to blame
himself, and he is taken away. Sidney, Mr. Lorry and Miss Pross
take Lucie back to their habitation. There, Sidney wants Doctor
Manette to try his influence, but he doubts there is nothing
left to be done. Doctor Manette’s great reputation is no longer
helping Darney, now it will kill him.

Chapter 12

     With nothing to do until nine at night, Carton walked
around, then ate some dinner and took a nap. After his nap he
found the wine shop of the Defarges. In the background, Madame
Defarge murmurs of distrust and of hatred toward Carton and all
he associates himself with. She was the sister of the woman who
was killed by Evrèmonde brothers, hence revealing why she hates
Charles so much. Unwilling to leave Lucie, Mr. Lorry did not
stay at Tellson’s, thus leaving Carton to wait for the tardy
Doctor Manette. Finally, at midnight Manette comes comes,
although only to ask for the location of his bench and
unfinished shoes. In the pocket of Manette jacket, Carton finds
a pass for them to leave Paris and return to London. He fears
that the wood-sewer (trained by Madame Defarge) will denounce
Lucie, claiming that she has been making signals to the

Chapter 13

     The day of his death, Charles paces to and fro in his cell
until midday when Carton opens the door. Carton asks him to
switch shoes and to copy a dictated letter. A ‘vapor’ passed
before Charles, but Carton denyies that anything has occurred.
After Charles became unconscious, he changed clothes and called
Basard to take Charles out of the cell then to Tellson’s.
Doctor Manette, Jarvis Lorry, Lucie, and Charles escape Paris
before Carton is put to death under the Guillotine. Only a
young woman notices that Carton and Charles have switched

Chapter 14

     In the old apartment, Jerry and Miss Pross finalize their
return travel arrangements when they notice Madame Defarge
coming. Miss Pross tells Jerry to meet her later at the
Cathedral. Madame Defarge hopes to see Lucie, btu Miss Pross
refuses to tell her which room she is in. Eventually Defarge
attacks Pross with a gun, but Pross manages to get hold of the
gun and shots her. The body is locked in a room and the key is
thrown into the river as Miss Pross makes her way to the
Cathedral. She has gone deaf from the gun.

Chapter 15

     The executions finally start. Vengeance is upset that
Madame Defarge is not in her knitting place as she has always
been, but no one will help her. Carton and the young woman stay
together until she is the twenty-second person to be killed, and
kiss before they depart. Just before Carton dies, he imagines
Lucie and Charles living happily: they have another child which
they name after him and tell glorious stories about him. This
final thoughts of who much his legacy will be better than his
life. "It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have
ever done;
it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever

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