The troubles in France continued.
The citizens of France had fought to win power, and now they used it.
Castles were burned, laws were changed, and the rich and powerful nobles died
—their heads cut off by that terrible new machine of death, the Guillotine.
In Paris the King was put in prison,
and in 1792 the people of France sent him to the Guillotine as well.
The French Revolution was now three years old,
but there were more years of terror to come.
Not all the rich nobles had died. Some had escaped to England；
some had even sent or brought their money to London before the Revolution began.
And Tellson's Bank, which the French emigrants used, had become a meeting---
place where they could hear and talk about the latest news from France.
One wet August day Mr Lorry sat at his desk in the bank, talking to Charles Darnay.
The years since Charles's marriage had seen the arrival of a daughter,
little Lucie, who was now nine years old.
Dr Manette had continued in good health,
and at the centre of that warm family circle was always Lucie---
a loving daughter, wife, mother, and a kind－hearted friend.
Even Sydney Carton, though his old, bad ways were unchanged,
was a family friend—and very much a favourite with little Lucie.
处于达尔奈对立面的形象是厄弗瑞蒙德侯爵兄弟。这是作者予以揭露、讽刺、鞭笞的人物 。作者通过外貌描写使我们见到了一副“精致的假面具”，他表面上道貌岸然，颇有贵族气派，实际上灵魂极其肮脏、凶残 。像侯爵这样的贵族们，恣意挥霍人民的血汗，过着极度奢侈、荒唐的生活