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A Tale of Two Cities Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 2, Chapter 3 Summary

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Book 2, Chapter 3 Summary

The case begins. Mr.Attorney-General reveals that Charles Darnay, though young in years, is old in treachery and has passed notes to France for many years. The prosecution's witness is a man of impeccable character named John Barsad. The prisoner's counsel, Mr. Stryver, forces him to admit he had been in debtor's prison, lives off of property whose location he can't, probably cheats at dice and has other character flaws. Still, he had seen the passing of these secret lists by his fellow passenger, Darnay. Roger Cly, a servant of Darnay's, also claims to have seen these lists. Lorry testifies that he had seen the prisoner come on board a ship en route to France. Lucie says how pleasant and helpful the prisoner was to her and her father. But then a witness called by the prosecution to uniquely identify the prisoner as the purveyor...

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