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A Tale of Two Cities Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 2, Chapter 23 Summary

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Book 2, Chapter 23 Summary

The mender of road barely can make enough to eat. The upper class has squeezed the very last drop from him and the common people of France. We return to the Marquis Evremonde's village. After the Marquis' death, his countryside chateau is still guarded by his servant, Gabelle. Gabelle is nervous, looking down at the fountain, which has been the source of such profound grief for the village. As the night grows darker, various figures seem to encroach upon the chateau. But suddenly, the chateau catches on fire. The wind propels the fire further until it is a raging inferno. Although officers are present, no one will help to save it despite the fact that it contains valuables. Despite the horror of the night, the villagers surrounding him disperse and Gabelle manages to live another day.

Book 2, Chapter 23 Analysis

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