A Very Long Engagement - Study Guide Queen Victoria’s Tuppence Summary & Analysis

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Less than a month passes as it is now November of 1919 and Mathilde employs her father's lawyer, Pierre-Marie Rouviere, to investigate the events at Bingo Crepuscule. Pierre-Marie believes that Esperanza is telling a tall tale; nevertheless, he looks into it unofficially. Five weeks later Pierre-Marie meets with Mathilde to go over his findings. The trench named Bingo did in fact exist, but the events that Esperanza said transpired in January of 1917 did not happen. He tells her that Manech, along with four other men, had been transferred to the battalion at Bingo Crepuscule and died in action. He then tells Mathilde his most amazing, in his opinion, discovery that will prove that Manech was not thrown over the top of a trench. Twenty eight men were in fact convicted of self mutilation, fourteen of whom were condemned to death, while the others received...

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