The Question and Answer section for The Scarlet Pimpernel is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
As Marguerite goes back to the pub, she meets Chauvelin, a French officer who is intent on discovering the identity of the Scarlet Pimpernel.
Chauvelin hated the Pimpernel because he'd successfully spirited hundreds of aristocrats from the guillotine.
Small wonder, therefore, that the romantic and mysterious personality of the Scarlet Pimpernel was a source of bitter hatred to...
Those who had no choice acknowledged his presence. The rest of London society completely ignored him.... and made a show of ignoring him when they could.