"As soon as I learned I could be of use to you, I was glad of the opportunity to pay my respects
"Isn't it worth while, therefore, to study the different ways in which the soul can take leave of the body, and how, according to their character , their temperament, and even the customs of their country, different individuals undergo this passage from being to nothingness."
"I would fight a duel for an insult, a blow or a lie, and i'd do it with hardly a thought because, thanks to the skill I've aquired in all bodily exercises and the gradual way in which i've accustomed myself to danger"
Edmond offers Albert and Franz a ride in his carriage to the execution. He also offers to transport them throughout the festivities. Albert is grateful and agrees but Franz is hesitant. Little do they know the count is a lot more indiscreet than they think.
The count takes Franz and Albert to the execution. He wants them to be obsequious because he says that you can learn things about death.
The count talks about how he does not believe in dueling to satisfy revenge. He says that he would duel with someone for an argument or out of spite but not to punish someone for something they did to him.