The prisoner of Zenda Chapter “7” 1) Flavia received a letter from an unknown person. Illustrate. Princess Flavia is one of the purest characters within the novel. She loves Rudolf Rassendyll impersonating the king however she doesn’t know that he is not the king. On the other hand, Rassendyll tried more than once to reveal her the secret however he couldn’t. Flavia didn’t love Rudolf the fifth however she loved Rassendyll who she thought that he’s the king. One day, Rudolf walked to the princess’s house to see Princess Flavia. He found her giving him two letters. The first one was from Duke Michael inviting her to visit his castle in Zenda to view the garden. The second letter was from an unknown person warning her to accept the invitation from the Duke. When Flavia showed the letter to Rudolf he recognized Antoinette De Mauban handwriting. Finally, Flavia thought it was a joke however Rudolf assured that it isn’t and he urged her to do what the letter says and not to accept Duke Michael’s invitation. Flavia knew that it is something that would drive Duke Michael’s anger however Rudolf assured to Flavia that as long as she’s safe he would have the enough strength to defeat Michael. 2) What did Princess Flavia say to Rudolf that made him very happy? Princess Flavia is supposed to be the future Queen of Ruritania however she didn’t feel that she loves the king nor the king loves her. She felt that their affair is just part of the king’s duty. However, after impersonating the king, Flavia began to fall in Rassendyll’s love thinking that he’s the king. After the dancing ball which was organized by Sapt, to please the people of Ruritania that at last the king has taken a move, Rudolf and Flavia went to a small private room. They were alone for the first time. In this very moment Flavia asked Rudolf if he really loves her or it’s just out of duty. Rudolf replied then that he loves her more than anything. Flavia confessed then that she loves him now and that she didn’t love him before which is the thing which made Rudolf feel happy as he became sure that he’s the one who won her heart not the real king. Finally, Flavia laughed on the fact that Rudolf is happy to hear that now she loves him and that she didn’t love him before. In this very moment Rudolf felt that he wants to convey everything and tell Flavia that he’s not the king and that he really loves her however he was interrupted by Sapt who heard the whole conversation. 3) Who interrupted Rudolf’s conversation with the Princess and why? Colonel Sapt is the one who interrupted Rudolf’s conversation with the princess. Sapt has been Rudolf’s guardian angel since the beginning of the novel. He backed him up in everything, since the day of coronation till now.Sapt is considered to be one of the most loyal ones to the king. He didn’t want Duke Michael to seize the throne and consequently, he was the one who suggested that Rudolf should impersonate the king to save the situation. When Flavia and Rudolf were sitting alone in the private room, Rudolf confessed his love to Flavia and Flavia confessed her love as well. Flavia told Rudolf that she began to love him since the coronation and that before then she didn’t love him as she felt that the king’s love to her is just out of duty.Rassendyll got very happy after knowing that Flavia loves him not the king. Rassendyll loved Flavia to a great extent that he wanted to reveal everything for her and tell her their secrets however Sapt interrupted their conversation as he was listening to the conversation from the window and he didn’t want Rassendyll to convey their secret. Finally, this has been Sapt’s role since the beginning of the novel which is to save the situation. He reminded Rudolf of his duty to save the king’s throne against Duke Michael in order not to seize the throne. 4)”You’re the finest Elphberg of them all “ Sapt said these words to Rudolf Rassendyll when they were sitting alone having a conversation. Although Rassendyll seemed to be careless and irresponsible in the beginning of the novel, he has changed a lot since he began to impersonate the king. He began to be responsible and caring. However, it was so hard for him at the same time as he truly loved Flavia, it wasn’t just a duty or a role is trying to play well. After Rudolf and Flavia confessed their love to one another, Rudolf felt frustrated that he loves Flavia however he cannot tell her their secret. Afterwards, he had a conversation with Sapt as Rudolf told Sapt about the dangerous situation they’re facing which is that he loves Flavia to an extent which makes him think sometimes to forget his duty and forget everything and just marry Flavia leaving the king to rot in Zenda.Sapt then reminded him of being an honorable man and that he won’t do that. Sapt told him that he’s a real Elphberg with the features of them which are being a noble, responsible and an honorable man. Finally, Rudolf told Sapt that they must act quickly and bring the king back and he suggested then going to Zenda to save the king. Sapt felt so proud of Rudolf praising him to be one of the finest Elphbergs and then they decided to go to Zenda to bring the real king back.