Karl came in through the open doors of the window. She glanced up and hid her eyes again: the more attractive he looked--and he always did look attractive--the greater her sense of pain. The fresh air was sweet and pleasant, and a good fire burnt in the grate.
And therefore, least by over-long consuetude, something shouldtake life, which might be converted to a bad construction, and byour country demourance for so many dayes, some captious conceit maywrest out an ill imagination; I am of the minde (if yours be the like)seeing each of us hath had the honor, which now remaineth still on me:that it is very fitting for us, to returne thither from whence wecame. And so much the rather, because this sociable meeting of ours,which already hath wonne the knowledge of many dwellers here about us,should not grow to such an increase, as might make our purposedpastime offensive to us. In which respect (if you allow of advise) Iwil keepe the Crowne till our departing hence; the which I intendshalbe to morrow: but if you determine otherwise I am the man readyto make my resignation.
"That cursed man, my evil genius, whom I have always met with whenthreatened by some misfortune, he who accompanied that horrible womanwhen I met her for the first time, he whom I was seeking when I offendedour Athos, he whom I saw on the very morning Madame Bonacieux wasabducted. I have seen him; that is he! I recognized him when the windblew upon his cloak."