The Count Of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas Stage 1 A1
On 24th February 1815 the ship Pharaoh came in to Marseilles. A man on the shore jumped into a boat and went out to the ship.
A young man, about twenty years old, looked over the side of the ship. He seemed to be the captain. He was the type of man who meets danger without fear.
“Oh! Is it you, Dantes?’ cried the man in the boat.
‘What has happened?’
‘A very sad thing, Mr Morrel, replied the young man.
When our ship was near Civitavecchia, we lost our brave Captain Leclerc’