The man went silently to each of the candles and blew them out one after the other.
“What are you doing?” asked the coadjutor.
“I have given the signal.”
“For the barricades.
When you leave this you will behold my men at work. Only take care you do not break your legs in stumbling over some chain or your neck by falling in a hole.”
“Good! there is your money, the same sum as that you have received already. Now remember that you are a general and do not go and drink.”
“For twenty years I have tasted nothing but water.”