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Section 3: pages 69-81 Summary

By the age of twenty-six, Olivier is a lawyer and he and Thomas live together is a small house on the rue d'Anjou. They study history and attend the lectures of Guizot, a Protestant from Nimes who forces them to understand that democracy cannot be reversed; they have no idea of the danger in attending these lectures. One dreary Monday, Olivier receives an invitation to visit Marquis de Tilbot who is in Versailles. At the hotel Juste, he finds Tilbot posing for a portrait which his servant, Perroquet, paints to hide his amputated arm. As they sit down to eat, Tilbot mentions the fact that Olivier and Thomas have attended many of Guizot's lectures, and Olivier is in a bad position because he is a Garmont; the liberals think he is a spy, while the monarchs believe he is a traitor, so he...

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