Chapter 24 book 2. Drawn to the loadstone rock. The title of this chapter represents the compelling force to return to France even in its turmoil from the safety of England(Mr. Lorry and Darnay ). Summary.
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Drawn to the loadstone rock
The title of this chapter represents the compelling force to return to France even in its turmoil from the safety of England(Mr. Lorry and Darnay)
The revolution is speeding up along with violence in France, killing the king and queen and overthrowing the government and the wealthy, basically escalating the revolution from the last chapter. Tellsons bank becomes a gathering place for the rich because of its safety in England. Aware of the turmoil in France Mr. Lorry decides to go to Paris to save the documents and other valuables there in the French bank. However before he leaves Mr. Lorry then receives a letter to be given to Marquis. Of course Lorry can not find Marquis because he is Darnay. Darney hears of this and convinces lorry to give him the letter, so he can give it to Marquis. The contents of the letter tell Darney that Gabelle has been captured and imprisoned for maintaining his mansion. Darney Decides he must leave for Paris and writes a letter saying good by to Lucie.
“Yes like a mariner in the old story, the winds and the streams have driven him within the influences of the loadstone rock , and it was drawing him to itself, and he must go”
Shows how Darnay really doest want to go but feels this natural almost mystical urge that draws him back