La Grande Breteche Characters

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Bianchon

Doctor Bianchon is the narrator of this afterdinner tale and the character in the story to whom all the other narrators tell their tales. As the opening of the story reveals, he is known to his dinner companions to have "some appalling stories in [his] collection." He also discloses in his tale that he is a man of refined sensibilities and is susceptible to the romantic powers of certain places and settings.

Duvivier

He is the jeweler from whom Madame de Merret claims to have purchased the distinctive Spanish silver crucifix (which her lover has given her). Monsieur de Merret summons Duvivier to his wife's bedroom and asks him in her presence if he had purchased some Spanish crucifixes, which of course he had not.

Jean Gorenflot

A minor character who performs a major role, Gorenflot is the servant who accepts Monsieur de Merret's bribe...

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