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Count of Monte Cristo Q2 2019 > 4️⃣ Count of Monte Cristo- Chapter 62 through Chapter 83- Part 4 (of 6)

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J. (jammons42) | 510 comments Mod
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Mandy | 41 comments I enjoy each scene where characters are communicating with the grandfather. What a creative way to create suspense.


aPriL does feral sometimes  (cheshirescratch) It looks like another innocent is going to be accused of a crime they didn't do! Alas, poor lovers! Lucky grandfather!

Cadarousse is such a greedy scoundrel!


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J. (jammons42) | 510 comments Mod
Mandy wrote: "I enjoy each scene where characters are communicating with the grandfather. What a creative way to create suspense."

The grandfather was so precious! And so unexpected in the secrets he had.


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J. (jammons42) | 510 comments Mod
aPriL does feral sometimes wrote: "It looks like another innocent is going to be accused of a crime they didn't do! Alas, poor lovers! Lucky grandfather!

Cadarousse is such a greedy scoundrel!"


I didn't like him after the diamond incident at the beginning of the book and didn't expect him to show up again. He was awful.


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NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 1835 comments Mod
Mandy wrote: "I enjoy each scene where characters are communicating with the grandfather. What a creative way to create suspense."

I saw a variation of this communication technique shown on a tv show once, as a "new" way to communicate with people who are sick/injured and can't speak or write. It's funny to see that it's nearly 200 years old! My mom can't speak well (she has a trach tube and damaged vocal cords), and we developed our own communication shorthand for when I can't read her lips. I narrow it down by common topics rather than letters.

I really liked those sections too. It's part of the mystery to figure out what his preferences and strategies. I also wonder how much he knows about how his son saved him by making Edmond the scapegoat.


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NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 1835 comments Mod
J. wrote: "aPriL does feral sometimes wrote: "It looks like another innocent is going to be accused of a crime they didn't do! Alas, poor lovers! Lucky grandfather!

Cadarousse is such a greedy scoundrel!"

I..."


Yes, this answers a question about what I was wondering in the last section. The count doesn't want to just get quick revenge on these people, he wants them to bring about their own downfall (with a little help from him). He's just giving them more opportunities or temptations to do it.


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