days of their youth, resumed his place at the table and made a sign to Blaisois to follow his example.
The door of their cabin was opened. Two men, wrapped in their cloaks, appeared.
“Oho!” said they, “not in bed at a quarter past eleven. That’s against all rules. In a quarter of an hour let every one be in bed and snoring.”
These two men then went toward the compartment in which Grimaud was secreted; opened the door, entered and shut it after them.
“Ah!” cried Blaisois, “he is lost!”
“Grimaud’s a cunning fellow,” murmured Mousqueton.