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The Count of Monte Cristo Summary In France during the eighteenth century Edmond Dantes along with his close friend Fernand Mondego stop in a strange land in search of rescue help for their captain who has just attained brain fever They meet Napoleon and ask for medical attention for their captain Napoleon allows them to stay in his quarters On the first night of their stay Napoleon asks Edmond a favor He requests he deliver a harmless personal letter to a friend back in Marseilles where Edmond resides However because of Napoleons great admiration for Edmonds loyalty to his captain he entrusts Edmond not to speak of the letter to anyone Sadly their captain passes on overnight leaving Edmond Fernand and crew to continue on their way home Once Edmond arrives home he has a nice dinner with his soon-to-be wife and father celebrating the marriage and his new job as captain of the ship Edmond gets arrested in the middle of dinner for treason and brought to a man named JF Villefort for questioning Apparently the letter Edmond hadnt the chance to deliver contained Napoleons army beach patrol times and locations To Dantes most painful surprise Mondego was the one who had in fact reported Dantes for delivering the letter The night Dantes was speaking with Napoleon Mondego had seen the happenings Along with the help of two accomplices JF Villefort and Phillipe Danglar Mondego was able to frame Dantes for treason When Dantes asks why he did it Mondego responds Youre the son of a clerk Im not supposed to want to be you Mondego is the son of a Count He is then taken to a horrible prison called the Chateau dIf where he is barely fed bored to the point of wanting suicide and whipped on every anniversary of his arrival After a few years of torture an elder man Abbe Faria a priest digs his way into Edmonds cell They
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