A Tale of Two Cities - Study Guide Book 2, Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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There is a great deal of early drinking in the Defarge's wineshop. The story is related by a certain "mender of roads" as to how a tall man was sighted underneath the Marquis Evremonde's carriage. It is the man whose child was killed by the Marquis in his mad dash through Paris. He is ultimately caught and bound, but not immediately executed. It is Monsieur Defarge, himself, who took a petition to the King and Queen. Ultimately, though, the man is sent to a gallows strategically placed near the town well so it poisons the well. Angered by this story, Defarge and his associates swear to register the Chateau and its inhabitants; that is, mark them for death. Meanwhile, Madame Defarge knits. What kind of things. "Shrouds," she tells a stranger. The Defarge's now take the "mender of roads" as a kind of agent for...

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