The Count of Monte Cristo
"The practice of arbitrary imprisonments have been,
in all ages, the favorite and most formidable instruments of tyranny." -
Alexander Hamilton"It drives me to despair,"
"Do you, then, love Mercedes?"
"I adore her!"
"As long as I have known her - always."
you sit there, tearing your hair, instead of seeking to remedy your condition;
I did not think that was the way of your people."
"What would you have
me do?" said Fernand.
"How do I know? Is it my affair? I am not in love
with Mademoiselle Mercedes; but for you, in the
words of the gospel, seek,
and you shall find."
"I have found already. Pen,
ink, and paper," muttered
honorable, the king's
attorney, is informed by a
friend of the throne and religion, that one Edmond Dantes, mate of the ship
Pharaon, arrived this morning
from Smyrna, after having touched at
Naples and Porto-Ferrajo, has been intrusted by Murat with a letter for the
usurper, and by the usurper with a letter for the Bonapartist committee in
Proof of this crime will be found on arresting him, for
the letter will be found upon
him, or at his father's, or in his cabin on board the Pharaon."
captivity has subdued me - I
have been here so long."
"So long? - when were you arrested, then?"
asked the inspector.
"The 28th of February, 1815, at half past two in
"Today is the 30th of
July, 1816. Why it is
but seventeen months."
"Only seventeen months," replied Edmond Dantes.
"Oh, you do not know what is seventeen months in prison! - seventeen
ages rather, especially to a man who, like me, had arrived at the summit of his
ambition - to a man, who, like me, was on the point of marrying a woman he
adored, who saw an honorable career opened before him, and who loses all in an
instant - who sees his prospects destroyed, and is ignorant of the fate of his affianced wife, and
whether his aged father be still living!
Seventeen months captivity to
a sailor accustomed to the boundless ocean, is
a worse punishment than human
crime ever merited.
Have pity on me, then, and
ask for me, not intelligence, but a trial;
not pardon, but a verdict - a trial,
sir, I ask only for a trial; that, surely, cannot be denied to one who is
after escaping "Yes, monsieur, I believe so; for until now, no man has found
himself in a position similar to mine. The dominions of kings are limited
either by mountains or rivers, or a change of manners, or an alteration of
My kingdom is bounded only by the limits of the Earth, for I
am not an Italian, or a Frenchman, or a
Hindu, or an American, or a
Spaniard - I am a cosmopolite.
No country can say it saw my birth.
God alone knows what country will see me die.
I adopt all
customs, speak all languages.
You believe me to be a Frenchman, for I
speak French with the same facility and
purity as yourself.
my Nubian, believes me to be an Arab.
Bertuccio, my steward, takes me
for a Roman.
my slave, thinks me a Greek.
You may, therefore,
comprehend, that being of no
country, asking no
protection from any government, acknowledging no man as my brother, not one
of the scruples that arrest the powerful, or the obstacles which
paralyze the weak,
paralyzes or arrests me.
only two adversaries - I will not say two conquerors, for
with perseverance I subdue
even them, - they are time and
is a third, the most terrible - that is
my condition as a mortal being.
This alone can stop me in my onward career, before I have attained the
goal at which I aim, for all the rest
I have reduced to
What men call the
chances of fate -
namely, ruin, change,
circumstances - I have fully
anticipated, and if any of these should overtake me,
yet it will not overwhelm me."
"I say, sir, that with the your eyes fixed on the social organization
of nations, you see only
the springs of the machine, and
lose sight of the sublime workman
who makes them act.
I say that you do
not recognize before you and around you any but those office holders whose
commissions have been signed by a minister or king; and that
the men whom God has put
above those office holders, ministers, and kings, by
giving them a mission to follow
out, instead of a post to fill - I
say that they escape your
limited field of
"I am he whom
you sold and dishonored -
I am he whose betrothed you prostituted -
I am he upon whom you
trampled that you might
raise yourself to fortune -
I am he whose father you condemned to
die of hunger -
I am he whom you also condemned to starvation, and
who yet forgives you,
because he hopes to be
I am Edmond
"Live, then, and be happy,
beloved children of my heart, and never forget that until
the day when God shall deign to reveal the
future to man, all human
wisdom is summed up in these two words, -
Edmond Dantes, Count of Monte Cristo
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