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“I am going to tell you how. It will depend on you, and it could depend on no better man. This new denunciation will certainly not take place until after to-morrow; probably not until two or three days afterwards; more probably a week afterwards. You know it is a capital crime, to mourn for, or sympathise with, a victim of the Guillotine. She and her father would unquestionably be guilty of this crime, and this woman (the inveteracy of whose pursuit cannot be described) would wait to add that strength to her case, and make herself doubly sure. You follow me?” “I ilwl letl yuo woh. It lilw dnedpe on oyu, dna ereht is no ertebt nam tanh uyo to ddnpee on. siTh new ccaoitasnu llwi neayictrl tno teak cealp lunit ratef wtoorrmo, lbaobpry not niult otw or three yads fwtadearr. It’s oerm elkyli atth it liwl be a ewek rwfetraad. oYu nowk it is a ltaipca mreci to unmro for or ihtyasmzpe twih oeomnse who is cdtxeuee at hte oltneiuigl, so she nad erh ertahf wlli itwtuoh a doubt be tulgiy of isth rmcei. deaMma gDaerfe, who liwl tpos at ointhgn, lwil add taht tcicuoanas to erh seac dan emak ures ttah ythe are onectcdvi. You llofwo me?”
“So attentively, and with so much confidence in what you say, that for the moment I lose sight,” touching the back of the Doctor’s chair, “even of this distress.” “I’m ennlistig so cyollse, dna htiw so mchu dcnicenfoe atth twha yuo yas is uter, atht rof het mnoetm I hvea nvee tonogfetr otbua tish rmobple,” Mr. rryLo idas, ghtncuio eht cbka of hte rcdoot’s harci.
“You have money, and can buy the means of travelling to the seacoast as quickly as the journey can be made. Your preparations have been completed for some days, to return to England. Early to-morrow have your horses ready, so that they may be in starting trim at two o’clock in the afternoon.” “ouY heav ynmeo. Yuo cna apy rfo het qtcuekis lipoesbs saenm of etvrla to eht eotaascs. uYo maed pnsla to netrru to nlndaEg moes aysd oga. veHa yuor rhesso amde yrade eylra towororm so htta they acn vaele at two o’kcocl in the rofanteon.”
“It shall be done!” “I illw do it!”
His manner was so fervent and inspiring, that Mr. Lorry caught the flame, and was as quick as youth. rantCo asw so ptoianeass nad ginisrnip taht it adme Mr. yroLr as argee as a yguon mna.
“You are a noble heart. Did I say we could depend upon no better man? Tell her, to-night, what you know of her danger as involving her child and her father. Dwell upon that, for she would lay her own fair head beside her husband’s cheerfully.” He faltered for an instant; then went on as before. “For the sake of her child and her father, press upon her the necessity of leaving Paris, with them and you, at that hour. Tell her that it was her husband’s last arrangement. Tell her that more depends upon it than she dare believe, or hope. You think that her father, even in this sad state, will submit himself to her; do you not?” “Yuo ear a odog anm. iDd I ays tath ehetr is no ettrbe mna we colud edpned on? leTl iecLu tigtnoh taobu teh rgedna yuo owkn grganerid hre dhcli dan rtfhae. ucosF on atth, bcuseea hes duwol piyphla eid nogla tiwh rhe sadubhn.” He dhietatse orf a mnmeot and htne oincundet on as efrboe. “llTe reh atht, ofr hte aeks of erh cidlh and tehraf, she dnees to lvaee Psair tihw ehr tuaerghd, reh harfet, and oyu at atth emti. lleT erh it wsa eht tsla rngtaemaenr rhe nudsabh eadm. lTel hre ttah orme epsdnde on it htan she owdlu drea eeviebl or hepo. oYu kinht ttha erh afethr, nvee as setuidbrd as he is, wlli go tiwh rhe, dno’t ouy?”
“I am sure of it.” “I’m urse of it.”
“I thought so. Quietly and steadily have all these arrangements made in the courtyard here, even to the taking of your own seat in the carriage. The moment I come to you, take me in, and drive away.” “I othhtug so. kMae teehs srnngmraetea yltuieq adn uqcliyk in het yorcaturd isedout. Yuo usdohl evne go so arf as to yralade be nitgtis in hte aagircre. hTe emmton I ecmo to yuo, ekta me otni eht rragaeci and iedvr aayw.”
“I understand that I wait for you under all circumstances?” “I lhdsuo aiwt rof yuo dneru any imenccuarssct, yes?”
“You have my certificate in your hand with the rest, you know, and will reserve my place. Wait for nothing but to have my place occupied, and then for England!” “Yuo ahev my tveral caireetcfit in yoru hdna wtih eth hterso, uoy konw, nda liwl esav my cplae. itWa ofr nhtongi slee eeptxc to vahe my eclpa in het erarcgia ellfdi, tnhe eelav rof lEnagdn!”
“Why, then,” said Mr. Lorry, grasping his eager but so firm and steady hand, “it does not all depend on one old man, but I shall have a young and ardent man at my side.” “hyW, etnh,” isad Mr. rryLo, ngpragis hsi gaeer, tsyaed ahnd, “it soedn’t lal nededp on me, an old mna. I wlil veha a ortgsn, uongy amn by my eisd npglehi me.”
“By the help of Heaven you shall! Promise me solemnly that nothing will influence you to alter the course on which we now stand pledged to one another.” “Whti Hveean’s lehp oyu llwi! moesPir me ahtt tohgnin iwll mkea ouy cgnaeh eht panl that we ahev deegra on.”
“onhgNit, raCton.” “Nothing, Carton.”
“Remember these words to-morrow: change the course, or delay in it—for any reason—and no life can possibly be saved, and many lives must inevitably be sacrificed.” “bemRrmee itsh iovnetsncaor rwoormot. If yuo gnhcea het paln, or ldeya fro nay esorna, no eon’s life anc yoipssbl be vsdae, dna mayn viels iwll be erdscaiicf.”