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it as his last and utmost precaution against evil, yesterday. When is
it dated? But no matter; don’t stay to look; put it up carefully with
mine and your own. Now, observe! I never doubted until within
this hour or two, that he had, or could have such a paper. It is
good, until recalled. But it may be soon recalled, and, I have reason
to think, will be.” “They are not in danger?” “They are in great
danger. They are in danger of denunciation by Madame Defarge. I
know it from her own lips. I have overheard words of that
woman’s, tonight, which have presented their danger to me in
strong colours. I have lost no time, and since then, I have seen the
spy. He confirms me. He knows that a wood-sawyer, living by the
prison wall, is under the control of the Defarges, and has been
rehearsed by Madame Defarge as to his having seen Her”- he
never mentioned Lucie’s name-“making signs and signals to
prisoners. It is easy to foresee that the pretence will be the common
one, a prison plot, and that it will involve her life-and perhaps her
child’s-and perhaps her father’s-for both have been seen with her
at that place. Don’t look so horrified. You will save them all.”
“Heaven grant I may, Carton! But how?” “I am going to tell you
how. It will depend on you, and it could depend on no better man.
This new denunciation will certainly not take place until after to-
morrow; probably not until two or three days afterwards; more
probably a week afterwards. You know it is a capital crime, to
mourn for, or sympathise with, a victim of the Guillotine. She and
her father would unquestionably be guilty of this crime, and this
woman (the inveteracy of whose pursuit cannot be described)
would wait to add that strength to her case, and make herself
doubly sure. You follow me?” “So attentively, and with so much
confidence in what you say, that for the moment I lose sight,”
touching the back of the Doctor’s chair, “even of this distress.”
“You have money, and can buy the means of travelling to the
seacoast as quickly as the journey can be made. Your preparations
have been completed for some days, to return to England. Early to-
morrow have your horses ready, so that they may be in starting
trim at two o’clock in the afternoon.”

“It shall be done!” His manner was so fervent and inspiring, that
Mr. Lorry caught the flame, and was as quick as youth.

“You are a noble heart. Did I say we could depend upon no better
man? Tell her, to-night, what you know of her danger as involving
her child and her father.

Dwell upon that, for she would lay her own fair head beside her
husband’s cheerfully.” He faltered for an instant; then went on as
before. “For the sake of her child and her father, press upon her the
necessity of leaving Paris, with them and you, at that hour. Tell her
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