This is a matter of form and etiquette to which all must submit who have any functions to fulfil in the chateau." The duc de Duras could have hugged his colleague for this well- timed reply. The abbe Mandaux felt all the justness of the observation, yet with all the tenacity of his profession, he replied,

His situation now became one of difficulty; abandoned by the bishops and the grand almoner, disappointed in his hopes of finding a supporter in the dauphin, what could he do alone with the princesses, who, in their dread of causing an emotion, which might be fatal to their parent, knew not what to resolve upon. As a last resource, they summoned the abbe Mandaux, the king's confessor.

This is a matter of form and etiquette to which all must submit who have any functions to fulfil in the chateau." The duc de Duras could have hugged his colleague for this well-timed reply. The abbe Mandaux felt all the justness of the observation, yet with all the tenacity of his profession, he replied,

His situation now became one of difficulty; abandoned by the bishops and the grand almoner, disappointed in his hopes of finding a supporter in the dauphin, what could he do alone with the princesses, who, in their dread of causing an emotion, which might be fatal to their parent, knew not what to resolve upon. As a last resource, they summoned the abbe Mandaux, the king's confessor.