The protagonists Bernier and Gautier have a duel that again occupies an adrenaline-defying amount of time.
I would only wonder later if their duel might not be homicide but rather mutually agreed to suicide.
And in the Issa-Holder duel, public opinion should and will ultimately decide the matter.
1590s (from late 13c. in Latin form), from Medieval Latin duellum "combat between two persons," by association with Latin duo "two," but originally from Latin duellum "war," an Old Latin form of bellum (see bellicose). Retained in poetic and archaic language and apparently given a special meaning in Medieval or Late Latin of "one-on-one combat" on fancied connection with duo "two."
1640s, see duel (n.). Related: Dueled; dueling; duelling.