I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
"Edmond looked at them for a moment with the sad and gentle smile of a man superior to his fellows."
Aww. :-( All those people that he's looking down on right now think he's great.
And besides, he kind of is one of them right now. He hasn't found the treasure yet and, should anyone discover that he's an escaped prisoner, he'd probably end up right back in prison.