“Of course they do. Mrs. Jay, no doubt, is a religious woman. But it is permitted to them not to forgive that sin.”
"Well, let it be three weeks then," said Morcerf; "butremember, at the expiration of that time no delay orsubterfuge will justify you in" --
"But there were three races, were there not?"
"Ah," said Morrel. Beauchamp pulled out his watch. "It isonly five minutes past eight," said he to Morrel; "there isnot much time lost yet."
"Do you speak to me as a magistrate or as a friend?" askedVillefort.
The door softly opened, and some one came gently in. Absorbed by the dying child though she was, and by the surroundings it brought, Mrs. Grey glanced quickly up and made a frantic movement to beckon the intruder back, her face changing to some dread apprehension, her lips parting with fear. She thought it might be one who must not dare to show himself if he valued life and liberty: but it was only Karl Andinnian.