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Adeline

Adeline is the daughter of Henry Marquis de Montalt and an unnamed French woman. Adeline is described as being beautiful, about the age of eighteen. Adeline at first believes she is the daughter of a mother who died when Adeline was seven and a father who didn't want her. Adeline was taken to a convent when her "mother" died. It was the intent of Phillipe the Marquis de Montalt that his niece should take her vows at the convent. In this way, the Marquis thought that no one would even know she existed. The Marquis also had Adeline's father killed so that he would inherit the money that Adeline's father was left when Adeline's mother died.

Adeline, however, disrupts the Marquis' plans when she refuses to take her vows. For this reason, the Marquis has her removed from the convent and pays two men to kill her. Instead...

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