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"Introduction to the Prince," pp. 29-48. The Prince's morning shave is interrupted by the arrival of Tancredi, who jokes with him about his visit to the city - Tancredi was at the guard post and saw him arrive. Tancredi also reveals his relationship with the rebels has deepened. The Prince suddenly imagines his beloved nephew dead in the garden with his guts trailing out like the rebel, and attempts to talk him away from the rebels. But Tancredi says he's fighting for a good reason. "If we want things to stay as they are," he says, "things have to change." Later, as the Prince gets dressed, he realizes the wisdom of Tancredi's words, and that he and his nephew are more aristocratically like-minded than he thought.

After breakfast, the Prince (accompanied by the playful Bendico) goes into his office, which is lined with century-old paintings...

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