WELCOME TO THE
Now that we've interrupted your dance lesson (Gourville), come to your house at four in the morning (Renneville), had a friend - quite unexpectedly - drop you off (Linguet), arrested you in another country (Dumouriez), shipped you across the ocean (the entire council of Saint Domingue) or simply asked you to show up at your earliest convenience (Marmontel), we are going to:
If you look at all suspicious, four men stand ready to search your person. Don't be misled by the nice uniforms....
We will then ask you to sign this STANDARD ENTRY FORM:
(When - if - you leave, there's a STANDARD EXIT (LIBERTY) FORM as well.)
We'll soon be taking you to your room, whose number, along with the name of the tower it's in, will become your name during your stay here. You might complain about the food - some have -, but most in fact have found it pretty tasty. Depending on the governor (the warden, that is), you might have enough firewood to keep warm. Or not. The views aren't what they used to be - a lot of the windows have been blocked. But then, you do get an hour of exercise a day. In theory, anyway.
While the castle does have a library whose books can be lent to prisoners (who have the unfortunate habit of scribbling in them to pass messages to other prisoners), you won't really find much to read here. So you might want to glance at one of the following, starting, perhaps, with FUN FACTS ABOUT THE BASTILLE.