In summer generally, the lanterns were of little consequence because of the brightness of the sky; but to see them now, twinkling dimly here and there, making us conscious how dark it was, was strange indeed. It was in the interests of order that we took our round, with a fear, in my mind at least, of I knew not what. M. l'Adjoint said nothing, but no doubt he thought as I did.
I do not think we are in the wrong, I said, and I would not yield. 'Do you think the good Sisters have it in their power to darken the sky with their incantations? M. l'Adjoint shook his head. He went away with a troubled countenance; but then he was not like myself, a man of natural firmness.