ISBN: 1419126067 / ISBN-13: 9781419126062
In the Reign of Terror
by G A Henty
Excerpt: ... been here this morning, and he says that he thinks another two days will decide. If he does not take a turn then he will die. If he does ... Show synopsis Excerpt: ... been here this morning, and he says that he thinks another two days will decide. If he does not take a turn then he will die. If he does, he may live, but even then he may not get his reason again. Poor young fellow! I feel for him almost as if he were my son, and so does Jacques." "You are both very good, madame," Harry said, "and my friend is fortunate indeed to have fallen into such good hands. I will sit with him for three or four hours now, and you had better go and get a little fresh air." "That I will, monsieur. Jacques is asleep. He was up with him all last night, and I had a good night. He would have it so." "Quite right!" Harry said. "You must not knock yourself up, madame. You are too useful to others for us to let you do that. Tomorrow night I will take my turn." CHAPTER IX Robespierre After dark Harry presented himself at Louise Moulin's. "Have you thought of anything, Harry?" was Jeanne's first question. She was alone, for Louise was cooking, and Virginie had lain down and cried herself to sleep. "I have thought of a number of things," he replied, for while he had been sitting by Victor's bedside he had turned over in his mind every scheme by which he could get Marie out of prison, "but at present I have fixed upon nothing. I cannot carry out our original plan of seizing Marat. It would require more than one to carry out such a scheme, and the friend whom I relied upon before can no longer aid me." "Who is it?" Jeanne asked quietly. "Is it Victor de Gisons?" "What! Bless me, Jeanne!" Harry exclaimed in surprise. "How did you guess that?" "I felt sure it was Victor all along," the girl said. "In the first place, I never believed that he had gone away. Marie told me she had begged and prayed him to go, and that he had only gone to please her. She seemed to think it was right he should go, but I didn't think so. A gentleman would not run away and leave anyone he liked behind, even if she told him. It was not likely. Why, here are you...