Thursday, January 8, 2015
Abbe Faria was Abbe that Edmond Dante had the opportunity to meet while in prison. They met quite accidently. The Abbe had been digging an escape tunnel. It was through a miscalculation of his that he ended up in Dante’s cell. This chance meeting saved Dante’s life and gave both prisoners hope.
This is an exchange between Abbe Faria and Edmond:
“I will freely confess that my historical labors have been my greatest solace and relief. While retracing the past, I forget the present; and traversing at will the path of history I cease to remember that I am myself a prisoner.”
Abbe Faria, The Count of Monte Cristo