Twenty Years After Chapter 71 Page 22

sure of my revenge. Are the oars in the boat?”

“Everything is ready.”

“‘Tis well.”

Mordaunt knelt down and fastened one end of the train to the spigot, in order that he might have nothing to do but to set it on fire at the opposite end with the match.

He then arose.

“You hear me — at a quarter past midnight — in fact, in twenty minutes.”

“I understand all perfectly, sir,” replied Groslow; “but allow me to say there is great danger in what you undertake; would it not be better to intrust one of the men to set fire to the train?”