“If God were just, you know how many would be punished who now escape.»
«Patience,» said the abbé, in a tone which made the dying man shudder; «have patience!»
Caderousse looked at him with amazement. «Besides,» said the abbé, «God is merciful to all, as he has been to you; he is first a father, then a judge.»
«Do you then believe in God?» said Caderousse.
«Had I been so unhappy as not to believe in him until now,» said Monte Cristo, «I must believe on seeing you.»
Caderousse raised his clenched hands towards heaven.”