Chapters 85-89 Summary

Having shown proof that he did not slander Albert’s father, Beauchamp is once again in Albert’s good graces. As such, they go together to the count’s house to ask the count for his advice about the story of the man who betrayed Ali Tepelini.

The count is happy to see the two young men and invites them to join him on his planned journey to the shore in Normandy. Beauchamp, who is still distracted by the story about Fernand, tells the count he prefers to remain in the city. But Albert has no reason to stay in Paris and looks forward to the trip as a distraction from the torment the story has caused him.

The trip is long, and Albert is in Normandy only three days when one of his servants arrives with a...

(The entire section is 983 words.)