“How so, general?”
“Because England had need of me to take the tyrant, and now the tyrant is taken. Have you seen him?”
“Yes, sir.” said Mordaunt.
“What is his bearing?”
Mordaunt hesitated; but it seemed as though he was constrained to tell the truth.
“Calm and dignified,” said he.
“What did he say?”
“Some parting words to his friends.”
“His friends!” murmured Cromwell. “Has he any friends?” Then he added aloud, “Did he make any