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ready), and so he emerged into the heavy mist of the heavy streets,
with a heavier heart.
The unseen force was drawing him fast to itself, now, and all the
tides and winds were setting straight and strong towards it. He left
his two letters with a trusty porter, to be delivered half an hour
before midnight, and no sooner; took horse for Dover; and began
his journey. “For the love of Heaven, of justice, of generosity, of the
honour of your noble name!” was the poor prisoner’s cry with
which he strengthened his sinking heart, as he left all that was dear
on earth behind him, and floated away for the Loadstone Rock. -
THE END OF THE SECOND BOOK.