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56 the Prime Minister to reduce the numbers, in spite of her knowledge that Michel would not fail to tarnish her reputation and accuse her of being involved in this matter. He request was positively met and instead of 600 men going to meet Michel, only 60 were sent. They stopped him in the village he was at. But as he had no official documents to show the Prime Minister regarding his position, he was not allowed to proceed to the court of the King of Persia, and was instructed to return from where he had come. After her visit to the Persian court, Marie Petit returned to Tabriz a few days before Michel himself made it back. Owing to her poor health condition, she contacted Michel and requested that he forgave her for how she acted especially that she would be