Papillon - Second Notebook, En Route to the Bagne Summary & Analysis

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In "Saint-Martin-De-Re," Papillion receives a note from Batton saying that he tries to "do as little harm as possible" in his role as trusty and that he has taken the job in an effort to shorten his time in jail. He also tells Papillion that the convoy to Saint-Martin-De-Re will leave in two days. Papillion says that it is a boring routine there with ten men per cell and all waiting for further transport. One day a man named Ignace Galgani tells Papillion that he has dysentery, that he does not believe he can continue to carry his "plan," and asks Papillion to carry it for him. Papillion initially plans to decline but the man says his "plan" is twenty-five thousand francs and Papillion agrees. Two men, Julot and Le Guittou, have escaped...

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