Chapters 110-114 Summary
Crowds fill the room where the trial of Andrea/Benedetto is about to begin. Villefort has focused all of his mental energy on prosecuting the young man, whom he perceives to be a scoundrel. As Andrea/Benedetto takes a seat, preparing himself to be questioned by the president of the court, Villefort is full of confidence that this will be a swift trial.
However, as Andrea/Benedetto begins to form his answers, Villefort becomes unsettled. There are also audible moans from a veiled woman among the spectators as Andrea/Benedetto provides the date and place of his birth. As the questions continue, Andrea/Benedetto tells the court that immediately upon his birth, he was buried alive by his father, who thought he was born...
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