Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas Chapter 57 Page 8

“and I have seen neither goat nor kid caught among the bushes of the plain.”

Cromwell bowed.

“You are strong among the strong, Mordaunt,” he said; “and the Frenchmen, how did they behave?”

“Most fearlessly.”

“Yes, yes,” murmured Cromwell; “the French fight well; and if my glass was good and I mistake not, they were foremost in the fight.”

“They were,” replied Mordaunt.

“After you, however,” said Cromwell.

“It was the fault of their horses, not theirs.”

Another pause.