The Italian, or, the Confessional of the Black Penitents - Section 4: Chapter 7 and 8 Summary & Analysis

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Section 4: Chapter 7 and 8 Summary

In chapter seven, Vivaldi, unaware of Ellena's kidnapping, goes with Paulo to find the mysterious monk. Paulo fears that the monk is of supernatural origins. When Vivaldi asks about the monastery of the Black Penitents, Paulo begins to tell a strange story. A voice next to Vivaldi chides him for being too late since she departed an hour ago. Vivaldi grabs only air as he leaps at the voice. Vivaldi and Paulo pursue the figure through the monastery, eventually ending in a chamber which they find to be empty. Now Vivaldi also believes the monk is a spirit. When they try to leave the chamber, they find the door locked. As they search for a means of escape, they find a monk's habit which is blood stained. Vivaldi considers the monk's words, fearing that Ellena died an hour ago...

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