The Ball and the Cross - Chapter 11: A Scandal in the Village Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 begins some time after the events of Chapter 10. We are introduced to the Isle of St. Loup, and one of its notable inhabitants, Pierre Durand, a Frenchman living under the English flag. Pierre lives on the island with his daughter, Madeleine, who is a pious churchgoer. One day a new man appears at the church by the name of Camille Bert, who appears to be quite taken by Madeleine.

One evening after the church service as Madeleine is walking home by herself, she is accosted in the forest by another figure on the island known by the name of Count Gregory. Although Count Gregory’s intentions are not clear, it is apparent to Madeleine that she should be worried about this encounter. Just as he is about to fall upon her, Camille Bert comes running down the path...

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