The young girl made no reply, but sat down at Mechinet's table; but, at the moment when she was putting pen to paper she asked, "Has M. de Boiscoran any books in his prison?" "Yes, madam. At his request M. Galpin himself went and selected, in M. Daubigeon's library, some books of travels and some of Cooper's novels for him." Dionysia uttered a cry of delight.
You come to join me at breakfast?" And, bowing to M. Daubigeon, he added, "Not to say how much I thank you for bringing our excellent commonwealth attorney with you. This is a veritable judicial visit" But he paused, chilled as he was by M. Daubigeon's icy face, and amazed at M. Galpin's refusal to take his proffered hand. "Why," he said, "what is the matter, my dear friend?"
"'Hoc volo, hoc jubeo, sit pro ratione voluntas." For once Dr. Seignebos seemed to be convinced by M. Daubigeon's words. He said, "Then, M. Galpin has even the right to deprive a sick man of his physician's assistance." "If he assumes the responsibility, yes. But he does not mean to go so far.