The Marquis turned to speak to another man. This was Monsieur Gabelle, the Marquis's official in the village.
"Gabelle, " the Marquis said, "watch out for this man. If he comes here, put him in prison."
When the Marquis arrived at his castle, he asked if his nephew, Monsieur Charles, had arrived from England.
"Not yet, sir, " replied the servant, but as the Marquis was eating his dinner, he heard the sound of a coach outside. Soon his nephew entered the room. In England he was known as Charles Darnay.
"You've been away for a long time, " said the Marquis, with his cold, polite smile.
"I've had many problems in England. Perhaps because of you, " Darnay said to his uncle."I was in great danger."
"No, no, I had nothing to do with your problems, " replied the Marquis coldly."Unfortunately, our family no longer has the power that it once had."
"If it still had that power, one word from you would doubtless send me to prison, " said Darnay.
"Possibly. For the good of our family."