A Tale of Two Cities

1
In Saint Antoine, where
the frowning walls
of the Bastille reminded
the people of their
woes in the threaten-
ing days that preceded
the French Revolution.

2
Defarge,
  the wine-shop keeper
  of Saint Antoine---

      Herschel Mayall.

3
His wife, who knits
constantly, like Fate
weaving a web of
destiny.

Madame Defarge -----
       Rositta Marstini.

4
The Bastille, fortress
and prison, a mon-
ument of despotic
power, beneath whose
shadows all France
trembles.

5
"How long must my
 dear master rot
 within those walls?"

6
Doctor Alexander Manette,
   the old master of
   Defarge, who for many
   years has been im-
   prisoned in the Bastille.

Manette ----
             Joseph Swickard.

7
"What strength
there is in these
 common bodies."

8
"I congratulate you,
 my dear brother.
 They are both dead."

9
"Dishonored steel!"

10
     Soho, London.

  Residential district
of the many distinguished
emigrés from France, who
here sought refuge from
the threatening storm at
         home.

11
 Tellson's, the leading
French and English
Bank in London.

12
Jarvis Lorry,
      manager of 
      Tellson's Bank---

      Marc Robbins.

13
Charles Darnay,
 one of the many French
 refugees in Soho.

Darnay ----
       WILLIAM FARNUM.

14
    The sunshine of
Mr. Lorry's dull life is
Lucie Manette, his ward,
while Miss Pross with 
whom she lives would
gladly die for her.

15
"Miss Manette is also
 from France, but I
 brought her to England
 when she was a
 little baby."

16
    In Paris.

The Marquis Saint
Evrémonde, Charles
Darnay's uncle, has
become the most
detested of aristo-
crats.

17
"The rats have come
 out of their holes."

18
"You dogs are ever
 in the way! How do
 I know what injury you
 have done my horses!"

19
"She died in a moment
 without pain. Could
 she have lived an
 hour as happily?"

20
Charles Darnay,
  accompanied by his 
  servant, Roger Cly,
  arrives at his
  uncle's chateau.

21
Gabelle,
  the agent of the
  Marquis' estate.

22
"I have come to tell
 you that I renounce
 all claims as your heir.
 I do not even want 
 to be known as an 
 Evrémonde, for it is
 the most detested
 name in France."

23
"A compliment, my
 dear nephew, to
 the grandeur of
 our family."

24
"With your permission,
 I prefer to return to
 Paris tonight. I am
 leaving for London
 at once."

25
While the maddened,
desperate people of
Paris secretly arm 
themselves for revolution.

26
   The dawn of 
July 14, 1789, an
ever-memorable day.

27
Darnay learns that
his uncle has been
murdered, and that
he is now the Marquis
Saint Evrémonde.

28
"Down with the
   Bastille!"

29
The guard of the
   Bastille.

30
At dusk the Bastille
falls before the
avenging wrath of 
   the people.

31
   Take us to
105 North Tower!"

32
Darnay, forced to 
be his uncle's heir,
prepares to return
    to England.

33
"I leave the manage-
 ment of my estates
 to you. Remember,
 the poor must be
 relieved, not oppressed."

34
Mr. Lorry brings 
Lucie Manette from
England to take to
her arms the father
she had long thought
of as dead.

35
Time, the healer.

In the quiet garden
of their London home.

36
The way of love
   and lovers.

37
"I have a warrant
 for your arrest."

38
"The charge is high
 treason against His
 Majesty's government,
 sworn to by one
 Roger Cly."

39
Mr. Lorry engages
London's most famous
lawyer, Mr. Stryver.

40
Stryver's "brain", Sydney Carton
of great abilities and good
emotions, knowing of the 
blight upon him, resigned
to let it eat him away. "He
cared for no man on earth,
and no man cared for him."

Carton -----
           WILLIAM FARNUM.

41
"I will be pleased to
  defend Mr. Darnay."

42
"Get to work, Sydney.
 A new case --- high
      treason."

43
The day of the trial.
  Old Bailey Court.

44
Roger Cly swears
that Darnay, while
in France, plotted
against England.

45
"Are you sure that
 the prisoner is the
 man you saw plotting?"

46
"Why could not my 
 learned friend, Mr.
 Carton, have been the
 plotter? They are as
 like as two peas.

47
Thanks to the resem-
blance, the verdict
is "Acquitted."

48
"I --- ah - - noticed
 the resemblance, and
 won another case."

49
"I think, Mr. Roger Cly,
 that England will be
 unhealthy for you ---
 now."

50
"Don't you think 
 you should thank 
 Mr. Carton, also?"

51
"Will you dine 
   with me?"

52
"We would deem it
an honor if Mr. Carton
and yourself would
dine with us some
day soon."

53
"Mr. Darnay, how does
 it feel to be pitied
 and wept for by one
 so fair as Miss Manette?"

54
"Why don't you
  toast her?"

55
"To Miss Manette
 ---- then!"

56
"Mr. Carton, I fear
 you are trying to
 pick a quarrel. Pray
 excuse me."

57
"Don't flatter your-
 self, Mr. Darnay!"

58
"Today you have met
 a man who shows
 you what you have
 fallen away from and
 what you might have
 been."

59
"Can such a creature
expect a woman's eyes
to look at you as they
did at him today?"

60
  As time passes.

The bitter-sweet of
   hopeless love.

61
"----and so I ask your
permission to tell
Lucie of my love."

62
 "I know you cannot
return my love --- self-
flung away, wasted, drunk-
en creature that I am. I 
ask for no love from you.
I am even thankful that 
it cannot be."

63
"Before I go to Lucie
 I want to tell you
 my name is not 'Darnay.'
 It is ----"

64
"Stop! I feel a 
 strange fear. You
 can tell me later---
 later!"

65
On Darnay's estates
in France, his steward,
Gabelle, oppresses the
people more and more.

66
"We have failed!
Darnay was acquitted!"

67
"You will either 
 share with me
 or I'll -------"

68
"I wish to toast my
 Lucie's engagement
 to Mr. Charles Darnay."

69
"Always remember that
 there is a man who
 would give his life
 to keep a life you
 love beside you."

70
 The Reign of Terror.

During the French
Revolution over a
million souls were the
victims of the blood-
lust of a starving and
frenzied populace.

71
"Honors even,
  Gabelle!"

72
"For many a long
 month I have knit
 a list of those
 who are doomed."

73
-- And from out the Reign of
Terror rose a "Lady with a
sharp tongue," known as
Madame La Guillotine.

74
"I trust you will
 keep my real name
 a secret. I will
 explain later."

75
The wedding day.

76
"He has gone to
 certain death!"

77
"Can't you do
  something?"

78
"We must follow him
at once, and God
willing, we will save
        him."

79
On their arrival in 
blood-drenched Paris,
Lucie learns that
Darnay has already
been arrested and
awaits his trial in
La Force prison.

80
The little seamstress.

81
"Hail Manette, the
 Prisoner of the
 Bastille!"

82
"We can do nothing
 for Monsieur ----
 Monsieur Darnay."

83
With peril pressing
upon Lucie from every
side, Sidney Carton
has but one thought
---- to protect and guard
her as best he may.

84
"I can do no more.
 His trial is set for
     tomorrow."

85
The following day,
Darnay faces the
revolutionary tribunal.

86
The Judge.

87
The Jury.

88
"Call Citizen Manette,
 one of our people,
 who suffered in the
 Bastille!"

89
"Would I, who have
 suffered with you,
 have given my child
 into his care, had I
 not known him worthy?"

90
Moved by Dr. Manette's
defense, the Tribunal
renders a verdict of
acquittal.

91
"Return the prisoner.
 There are new charges
 made by Citizeness
 Defarge -------- and
 Citizen Manette."

92
"And I, as the sister of
 those victims, in the
 name of my murdered
 sister and my murdered
 brother, call upon Citizen
 Manette to testify against
 that man, Charles Darnay, the
 Marquis Saint Evrémonde!"

93
 "I demand that you,
Marquis Saint Evrémonde,
aristocrat, pay with
your life for the 
crimes of your ac-
cursed race!"

94
"Death to Evrémonde,
  the aristocrat!"

95
"Condemned to the 
   guillotine!"

96
And all that 
night - - - -

97
"What would this rabble
 do if they knew you
 were once an English
 spy against them?"

98
"---- so meet me
tomorrow at noon.
Do not fail in a
single point."

99
"That pretty little
sweetheart of his!
Tomorrow I'll send
her to the guillotine,
too. That shall be his
crowning punishment."

100
 "We must return to
 England tomorrow!
Lucie is to be denounced
by Madame Defarge!"

101
"For her sake, promise
 me that nothing shall
 turn you from the
 course upon which
 we now stand pledged."

102
"Remember to do your
 part faithfully, and I
 will do mine."

103
Noon. The appointed
       hour.

104
"But escape is
  impossible."

105
"I do not ask you to
 escape. Do as I
 tell you. Sit down
 and write what I 
 dictate."

106
The warrant for
 Lucie's arrest.

107
"We rely on you to
 cover our escape.
 Remain in the house
 for an hour ---- then
 follow."

108
"I don't know what
 you're saying --- but
 you're not going to
 harm my Lucie!"

109
"Always remember that there
 is a man who would give
 his life to keep a life you
 love beside you."

110
"Don't you remember 
 me, Citizen Evrémonde?
 You were kind to me
 when they first brought
 you here."

111
"Are you dying
   for him?"

112
"We cannot return.
 If we did his
 sacrifice would
   be in vain."

113
"Citizen Evrémonde
 --- and -----"

114
"Won't you please
 hold my hand? It
 will make me brave,
       too."

115
"It is too late."

116
"I am not afraid, but,
 oh, so weak! Won't
 you kiss me good-bye,
   brave stranger?"

117
"It is a far, far
better thing that
I do, than I have
ever done; it is
a far, far better
rest that I go to
than I have ever
known."

118
-- And his last
   thoughts were --

119
"And so died
 Sydney Carton,
 for whom you
  were named."

120
A Tale of Two Cities
     THE END.


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