Chapters 11-15 Summary

Dandre, the minister of police, returns to the king’s room and admits that he has just learned that Napoleon returned to France three days ago. The king is necessarily angry at Dandre and criticizes him. He uses Villefort as a comparison, telling Dandre that here is a young man without any services at his command, and yet he was able to tell him that Napoleon was on his way to France before the minister even had a clue this was happening. Villefort does not wanting the police minister to hold a grudge against him, so he tells the king that he was merely lucky to have intercepted the information as he did. King Louis does not accept this. Instead, he gives Villefort a cross, a symbol of high honor.

There is then a...

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