Book 3 Ch.1-10 (4 Omitted) Timeline by Nicholas Jordan

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1. Mr. Lorry's sense of duty to Tellson's Bank drives him to buy lodging for the Manettes a little ways away from the bank, however he makes sure it is still within hollering distance. As the bank is closing for the night, Monsieur Defarge brings a note to Mr. Lorry from Doctor Manette. Mr. Lorry takes both Defarges and The Vengeance to Lucie's new lodging to deliver a note to her from Charles as well. A tense moment occurs as Madame Defarge analyzes Lucie and little Lucie, and knits them into the registry.

2. Madame Defarge

2.1. "Madame Defarge never taking [her eyes] from the prisoner" (Dickens 316)

3. "'You are consigned, Evrémonde, to the prison of La Force'" (Dickens 251).

4. Once Charles finally reaches Paris, he is immediately detained and imprisoned in La Force for being part of the Evrémonde family. Citizen Defarge writes "In Secret" on a slip of paper and hands it to the gaoler, which results in Darnay being put into essentially solitary confinement. He starts going insane almost immediately, and paces aorund, measuring the dimensions of the cell.

5. "With such scraps tossing and rolling upward from the depths of his mind, the prisoner walked faster and faster, obstinately counting and counting" (Dickens 256).

6. Ch.2 'The Grindstone'

6.1. Alexandre Manette

6.1.1. "My old pain has given me a power that has brought us through the barrier, and gained us news of Charles [At La Force], and brought us here" (Dickens 260)

6.1.2. "The eye could not detect one creature in the group free from the smear of blood" (Dickens 260)

6.1.3. "Help for the Bastille prisoner's kindred in La Force...Save the prisoner Evrémonde at La Force!" (Dickens 262).

6.2. Lucie and Alexandre Manette show up in Paris, and Doctor Manette excercises his influence as a former prisoner of the Bastille. They talk with Mr. Lorry in Tellson's Bank, and as they are discussing Charles' imprisonment, a bell tolls. This heralds the arrival of a mob who then proceeds to sharpen their weapons for the slaughter of prisoners.

7. Ch.1 'In Secret'

8. Ch.3 'The Shadow'

8.1. Lucie Manette

8.1.1. "She stopped in the act of putting the note in her bosom, and, wither her hands yet at her neck, looked terrified at Madame Defarge" (Dickens 265).

8.1.2. "... [They] ascended the staircase of the new domicile, were admitted by Jerry, and found Lucie weeping, alone" (Dickens 265).

8.1.3. "Madame Defarge met the lifted eyebrows and forehead with a cold, impassive stare."(Dickens 265).

8.2. Madame Defarge

8.2.1. "I am not thankless, I hope, but that dreadful woman [Madame Defarge] seems to throw a shadow on me and all my hopes" (Dickens 267)

9. Ch.5 'The Wood-sawyer'

9.1. Lucie Manette

9.1.1. "O show me the place, my father, and I will go there every day" (Dickens 274).

9.1.2. "Thenceforth, to secure his good will, she always spoke to him first, and often gave him drink-money, which he readily received" (Dickens 275).

9.1.3. "The plain dark dresses, akin to mourning dresses, which she and her child wore, were as neat and as well attended to as the brighter clothes of happy days" (Dickens 267).

9.2. The Wood Sawyer/Third Estate

9.2.1. "See my saw! I call it my Little Guillotine. La, la, la; La, la, la! And off his head comes!" (Dickens 275).

9.2.2. "There could not be fewer than five hundred people, and they were dancing like five thousand demons" (Dickens 276).

9.3. Over a full year has passed since Charles Darnay's initial imprisonment. Life has continued on, and Lucie has tended to her normal duties as if Charles were there with them. Eventually, her father reveals to her that if she stands at a specific spot in the street at a certain time, her husband might be able to see her. She goes to the spot every day, rain or shine, and meets an insane wood-sawyer that she interacts with and gives money to from time to time so as not to raise suspicion.

10. Ch.6 'Triumph'

10.1. Charles Darnay

10.1.1. "Because he had voluntarily relinquished a title that was distasteful to him, and a station that was distasteful to him" (Dickens 281).

10.1.2. "He had come back, to save a citizen's life, and to bear testimony, at whatever personal hazard, to the truth" (Dickens 282)

10.2. Alexandre Manette

10.2.1. "On his coming out, the concourse made at him anew, weeping, embracing, and shouting, all by turns and all together, until the very tide of the river on the bank of which the mad scene was acted, seemed to run mad, like the people on the shore" (Dickens 284)

10.3. Charles has finally been called to trial. The jury at first calls for his head, and most definitely isn't listening to the evidence that he's providing. However this changes once Doctor Manette begins to support Darnay. After providing details as to why Charles left France, why he came back, and the like, the jury comes to a unanimous decision. Darnay is to be released immediately, and they are swept out of the courthouse. As they reach the entrance, Alexandre is embraced by hordes of peasants with a maniacal zeal and love for such an icon of revolution.

11. Ch. 7 'A Knock at the Door'

11.1. Charles Darnay

11.1.1. "I seek him. We seek him. I know you, Evrémonde; I saw you before the Tribunal to-day. You are again a prisoner of the Republic" (Dickens 290).

11.2. Madame Defarge

11.2.1. "Well! Truly it is against rule. But he is denounced - and gravely - by the Citizen and Citizeness Defarge" (Dickens 291)

11.3. Not even twenty four hours go by before Charles is arrested again. They were all reconnecting and enjoying the family reunion when three men knock at their door. These men demand Charles continue on with them to the gaols, as he is once 'again a prisoner of the Republic'. Those who have denounced him are Madame and Monsieur Defarge, along with another unnamed person.

12. Ch.8 'A Hand at Cards'

12.1. Sydney Carton

12.1.1. Don't be alarmed, my dear Miss Pross. I arrived at Mr. Lorry's, to his surprise, yesterday evening; we agreed that I would not present myself elsewhere until all was well, or unless I could be useful" (Dickens 296).

12.1.2. "I play my Ace, Denunciation of Mr. Barsad to the nearest Section Committee. Look over your hand, Mr. Barsad, and see what you have. Don't hurry" (Dickens 299)

12.1.3. "You scarcely seem to like your hand,' said Sydney, with the greatest composure. 'Do you play?" (Dickens 300).

12.2. Sydney Carton finally reveals himself after many chapters have gone by with his absence. Miss Pross and Mr. Cruncher discover Miss Pross' long lost brother John Barsad, who just so happens to be the man who attempted to get Charles imprisoned in book one. Carton finally plays his hand and essentially extorts favors out of Mr. Barsad. This is such to gain an upper hand against the revolutionaries.

13. Ch. 9 'The Game Made'

13.1. Sydney Carton

13.1.1. "Long ago, when he had been famous among his earliest competitors as a youth of great promise, he had followed his father to the grave. His mother had died, years before" (Dickens 311)

13.1.2. "I am the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me, shall never die" (Dickens 311)

14. Ch.10 'The Substance of the Shadow

14.1. Charles Darnay

14.1.1. "Thou wilt be faithful, little Charles?' The child answered her bravely, 'Yes!" (Dickens 329)

14.2. Madame Defarge

14.2.1. "She had reasons for believing that there was a young sister living, and her greatest desire was, to help that sister" (Dickens 328)

14.2.2. "Save him now, my Doctor, save him!" (Dickens 330)

14.3. The reason for Alexandre's imprisonment was to keep the Evremonde secret safe; He was imprisoned to make certain nobody knew of the double murder they had committed. In the courthouse, the full letter explaining this is read, where Charles' family secret is revealed and his backstory is finally presented. Just as we are now aware of this, Charles is condemned to the guillotine within 24 hours. Similarly presented is the new knowledge that the young lady killed by the Evremondes was the sister of Madame Defarge.

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