young man should be appointed to a regiment what would his guardian say?”
“Perhaps he would accept.”
“Yes, if your majesty herself should beg him to accept.”
“He must be indeed a strange man.
Well, we will reflect and perhaps we will beg him. Are you satisfied, sir?”
“There is one thing the queen has not signed — her assent to the treaty.”
“Of what use to-day? I will sign it to-morrow.”
“I can assure her majesty that if she does not sign to-day she will not have time to sign to-morrow.