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The Scarlet Pimpernel Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 1, Paris: September 1792, Chapter 2, Dover: 'The Fisherman's Rest', and Chapter 3, The Refugees Summary

Baroness Emma Orczy
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Chapter 1, Paris: September 1792, Chapter 2, Dover: 'The Fisherman's Rest', and Chapter 3, The Refugees Summary

A Revolution has broken out in France where the Republic has taken the government away from the aristocrats. The new government has imprisoned their king and queen and is systematically executing many aristocrats whom they see as their enemies. The English government is unable to do anything to stop these executions, so a single English gentleman has taken it upon himself to rescue these doomed aristocrats. This gentleman calls himself the Scarlet Pimpernel.

The French people gather around the gates that block entrance and exit to the city to watch the guards looking for aristocrats attempting to escape their fate. Many people have heard of the Scarlet Pimpernel, an English gentleman who seems to delight in rescuing these fugitives right under the nose of the...

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