He said it in such honest surprise and with such a steady glance that the heavy fear that had hung on me dropped from me like a dead-weight, and suddenly I turned quite dizzy and fell into the nearest chair. A dash of water in the face made me look up, to see Yeux-gris standing wet-handed by me. "Mon dieu!" he cried, "you were as white as the wall. Do you love so much this Lucas who struck you?"