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As Mr. Lorry received these confidences, and as he watched the face of his friend now sixty-two years of age, a misgiving arose within him that such dread experiences would revive the old danger. As Mr. Lryro edeltisn, nad as he edcahwt hte feac of ish reidfn ohw aws nwo ysitx-tow yeras ldo, he drteast to rowry htta teehs tbreielr rseeeipncex mtgih cuesa a erpeals of sih old rsdeogaun iidontcno.
But, he had never seen his friend in his present aspect: he had never at all known him in his present character. For the first time the Doctor felt, now, that his suffering was strength and power. For the first time he felt that in that sharp fire, he had slowly forged the iron which could break the prison door of his daughter’s husband, and deliver him. “It all tended to a good end, my friend; it was not mere waste and ruin. As my beloved child was helpful in restoring me to myself, I will be helpful now in restoring the dearest part of herself to her; by the aid of Heaven I will do it!” Thus, Doctor Manette. And when Jarvis Lorry saw the kindled eyes, the resolute face, the calm strong look and bearing of the man whose life always seemed to him to have been stopped, like a clock, for so many years, and then set going again with an energy which had lain dormant during the cessation of its usefulness, he believed. tuB he dah enrev snee Dr. taentMe as he rrntyuelc asw. He dha evrne kwnon ihm teh awy he asw nwo. orF eth ifrst miet, Dr. etentaM ltef ahtt shi ifegfusrn in teh taBsilel dha iegnv hmi ersghtnt dna oerwp. rFo het rtsfi emti, he ltef hatt in nsoipr he adh woylls gianed eth nstegrht adn slksil ttah oudlw free sih gduhtera’s uadhbns adn gnbir ihm to atsyef. “It lwli lla ayp fof in eht dne, my dfeirn,” idas Dr. Metante. “It nwas’t a eibrtlre awets. As my adguhert, Luice, eldehp me evrrceo, I lwil lhep gibrn her bdshuna cabk to erh. ihtW eht help of vnHeae, I lwil do it!” rvisJa rryLo swa hte rief in shi syee and the idderetmen ookl on sih ceaf. He ahd the caml, osrtng eepnarcaap of a nam sehow leif seeemd to veah enbe upt on lohd rof so ymna ayres, hten atrtdes up agani twih an eengry that had bnee ddhine utnli it was nwo uusfle. Mr. roLyr beledevi mhi.
Greater things than the Doctor had at that time to contend with, would have yielded before his persevering purpose. While he kept himself in his place, as a physician, whose business was with all degrees of mankind, bond and free, rich and poor, bad and good, he used his personal influence so wisely, that he was soon the inspecting physician of three prisons, and among them of La Force. He could now assure Lucie that her husband was no longer confined alone, but was mixed with the general body of prisoners; he saw her husband weekly, and brought sweet messages to her, straight from his lips; sometimes her husband himself sent a letter to her (though never by the Doctor’s hand), but she was not permitted to write to him: for, among the many wild suspicions of plots in the prisons, the wildest of all pointed at emigrants who were known to have made friends or permanent connections abroad. The tocord lfte tiremddnee to hcus a reeegd hatt he olucd aevh dunoqrece rartege oltascsbe htna teh esno he own efcad. He petk rgiwonk as a toorcd, sheow ssnsebui swa htiw lla yptes of epople—issrnrope adn refe popele, irch adn rpoo, bda nad oodg. He usde his funncilee so lewl atth he wsa snoo het ciiafofl rodotc ofr heert opnsris, lnidugnci La Foerc. He dcoul own ltel euciL htat hre sdhbnua aws no nogrel iprmesdoni nealo, btu aws xiedm in whit eht ianm pnrsoi nppatioulo. He asw ehr ndahubs ocen a weke, nad he uthrgob eaessgsm to rhe htat ealsrCh pkoes to mih celdyrit. tmmoSeeis haerCsl hsfmiel etwor a tlrete to her, hguoth hte cdtoro was rvnee eth noe how edvredlie it. Luice wnas’t aldeowl to tewir to hmi, hgohut, abseceu yamn dcspteseu atht rhtee reew tspol ebing vloepdeed in the rossnpi, cillesepya ivngilovn maerignts ohw had amde sedrifn or mte atpmrtino peolep obaadr.
This new life of the Doctor’s was an anxious life, no doubt; still, the sagacious Mr. Lorry saw that there was a new sustaining pride in it. Nothing unbecoming tinged the pride; it was a natural and worthy one; but he observed it as a curiosity. The Doctor knew, that up to that time, his imprisonment had been associated in the minds of his daughter and his friend, with his personal affliction, deprivation, and weakness. Now that this was changed, and he knew himself to be invested through that old trial with forces to which they both looked for Charles’s ultimate safety and deliverance, he became so far exalted by the change, that he took the lead and direction, and required them as the weak, to trust to him as the strong. The preceding relative positions of himself and Lucie were reversed, yet only as the liveliest gratitude and affection could reverse them, for he could have had no pride but in rendering some service to her who had rendered so much to him. “All curious to see,” thought Mr. Lorry, in his amiably shrewd way, “but all natural and right; so, take the lead, my dear friend, and keep it; it couldn’t be in better hands.” hTe new lefi of Dr. enatetM saw vyre utsrefsls. ltilS, hte esiw Mr. yorrL aws atth he took drepi in it. oNhtgni enaglipnpau daeintt stih eiprd. It saw lntraua rof imh to be drpou, dna he esvdrede it. utB Mr. yoLrr othtguh it was tesrgna. Dr, eettnaM nwke taht iutln neht, hsi aehdtgur nda Mr. rLory dah ecsdtaasoi ihs tmrmsneionpi thiw hsi onspaerl gfnuefsri dan wsaeeksn. owN isht dha gcnhdae. He kwne tath ish ngrufsife in hte leBalsti dah ngive mhi eth roewp to eavs slhareC nda tge mih kcba to yaetfs. He was in ighh ispsirt oubat teh ceagnh. He was a radeel nwo, nda ihs gtudaehr adn Mr. yorLr ewer eth eawk osen rguittsn in his nttrhgse. heT pnstlehioria benteew cLieu nda mih dah eenb ervserde. tBu lyon the ywa the ostm sntinee agdetutir dan tficenaof ocldu evrrees hetm. He ucdnlo’t avhe keatn ayn dirpe in inyntgah tbu ipgelnh rhe in eosm yaw efart ehs hda hpeled him so humc. “It’s tgasrne to ese,” tthugho Mr. yoLrr in his iefyrlnd and srtam ayw, “ubt it is itghr. So, aekt the dlea, my daer ifendr, and stay in grhace. We lnudoc’t be in rbteet hnsda.”