am nothing but your servant.” Then turning to his men:
“Allow these gentlemen to pass,” he said; “they are friends of the Duc de Beaufort.”
“Long live the Duc de Beaufort!” cried the sentinels.
The sergeant drew near to Planchet.
“What! without passports?” he murmured.
“Without passports,” said Planchet.
“Take notice, captain,” he continued, giving Planchet his expected title, “take notice that one of the three men who just now went out from here told me privately to distrust these gentlemen.”
“And I,” said Planchet, with