A Tale of Two Cities - Book 3, Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Book 3, Chapter 9 Summary

Lorry extracts from Jerry the substance of his secret profession as gravedigger. Sydney acknowledges his true feelings for Mr. Lorry- of friendship and respect. He asks Lorry not to tell Lucie of his arrangements with Barsad, which are simply of gaining access to Charles. Sydney asks Lorry if, indeed, he does not feel happy that, in his older years, he has secured the love of Lucie and Doctor Manette. Lorry admits that he has. Sydney, though now in France, begins his nighttime wanderings. Sydney stops by La Force prison where he has a brief exchange with the wood-sawyer. He then proceeds to a chemist, where he has certain packets prepared- that must not be accidentally missed together. It is now time for the trial. Besides the Defarges, the third witness against Charles is Doctor Manette- based on words dredged from an old letter found by...

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