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Charles Dickens’ novel A Tale of Two Cities tells the story of Charles Darnay, a young Frenchman

condemned to die in the guillotine. But when Sidney Carton, his friend, heard about Darnay’s

sentence, he was determined to find a way to save him.

Carton gained admission to the dungeon the night before Darnay was to be executed. He swapped

clothes with Darnay and the next day Carton was led out to be executed as Charles Darnay. Darnay

escaped the dungeon dressed as Sidney Carton. One man escaped; the other was executed.

--one man exchanged his life for the other

--Jesus came into the dungeon of this world and put on our fleshly garments He went out to be executed for us