The Italian, or, the Confessional of the Black Penitents - Section 9: Chapter 19 and 20 Summary & Analysis

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Section 9: Chapter 19 and 20 Summary

In the nineteenth chapter, Ellena wakes to Spalatro's evil expression as he brings her breakfast, causing her to suspect poison. The only alleviation in a day of fear is her belief that Vivaldi is safe. Spalatro occasionally listens at Ellena's door, and she pours her milk out the window to delay further schemes against her. When Spalatro finds Ellena in bed, he seems guilty and shocked to see her rise up. Spalatro allows Ellena to walk on the beach before dinner, with him following close behind her. Seeing a monk, Ellena wants to appeal to him for protection, but his countenance dissuades her. Deciding to make an attempt to reach the cottages in a distance, Ellena is prevented when Spalatro bids her stop when the monk, whom Ellena does not recognize as Schedoni, consults him. When Ellena appeals to...

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