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“I heard you were released, Citizen Evremonde. I hoped it was
true?” “It was. But, I was again taken and condemned.” “If I may
ride with you, Citizen Evremonde, will you let me hold your
hand? I am not afraid, but I am little and weak, and it will give me
more courage.” As the patient eyes were lifted to his face, he saw a
sudden doubt in them, and then astonishment. He pressed the
work-worn, hunger-worn young fingers, and touched his lips.
“Are you dying for him?” she whispered.
“And his wife and child. Hush! Yes.” “O you will let me hold your
brave hand, stranger?” “Hush! Yes, my poor sister; to the last.”
The same shadows that are falling on the prison, are falling, in that
same hour of the early afternoon, on the Barrier with the crowd
about it, when a coach going out of Paris drives up to be examined.
“Who goes here? Whom have we within? Papers!” The papers are
handed out, and read.
“Alexandre Manette. Physician. French. Which is he?” This is he;
this helpless, inarticulately murmuring, wandering old man
“Apparently the Citizen-Doctor is not in his right mind? The
Revolution-fever will have been too much for him?” Greatly too
much for him.
“Hah! Many suffer with it. Lucie. His daughter. French. Which is
she?” This is she.
“Apparently it must be. Lucie, the wife of Evremonde; is it not?” It
“Hah! Evremonde has an assignation elsewhere. Lucie, her child.
This is she?” She and no other.
“Kiss me, child of Evremonde. Now, thou hast kissed a good
Republican; something new in thy family; remember it! Sydney
Carton. Advocate. English.
Which is he?” He lies here, in this corner of the carriage. He, too, is
“Apparently the English advocate is in a swoon?” It is hoped he
will recover in the fresher air. It is represented that he is not in
strong health, and has separated sadly from a friend who is under
the displeasure of the Republic.
“Is that all? It is not a great deal, that! Many are under the
displeasure of the Republic, and must look out at the little window.
Banker. English. Which is he?” “I am he. Necessarily, being the
last.” It is Jarvis Lorry who has replied to all the previous
questions. It is Jarvis Lorry who has alighted and stands with his
hand on the coach door, replying to a group of officials. They