But, dear, how about that soldier named Trevec who was killed in the old fort on the cliff yonder?" "He dropped the de, and the Trevecs since then have been Republicans," said Lys "all except me." "That's quite right," said I; "it is time that we Republicans should agree upon some feudal system. My dear, I drink to the king!" and I raised my wine glass and looked at Lys.