After silencing the competition, Arno returned to the Marquis de Sade, but found a newspaper detailing his detainment.
The Newspaper Le Père Duchesne:
- "Citizens! At long last, the sordid and depraved Marquis de Sade is soon to plop his head in a basket. He is charged with moderatism, but in reality, his crimes descend to far greater depths. Our congratulations to the office of Prosecutor Fouquier-Tinville in the Grand-Châtelet in anticipation of a successful prosecution! --The Editor"
With no official order, the Marquis de Sade never faced trial and was saved from the guillotine.