The Romance of the Forest - Chapters 25 and 26 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 25 and 26 Summary

On the day of the Marquis's trial, Adeline is both pitied and admired by those gathered to watch the proceedings. The Marquis has not arrived at the trial yet. Soon there is a rumor circulating the court room that the Marquis is dying. Adeline sends M. Verneuil, who has accompanied her to court, to find out what is happening to the Marquis. Verneuil goes to the jail, where he learns that the Marquis is dying. By the time Verneuil reaches the Marquis's room, the Marquis is dead. Verneuil learns that the Marquis took a dose of poison because he saw no hope for himself in the upcoming trial.

After he took the poison, the Marquis sent for a confessor to take a full narration of his guilt. The Marquis also tries to make amends for his actions by stating that the...

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