Daubenton and a huissier departed with the prisoner and four gendarmes.
The gendarmes were surprised in their beds and disarmed in a few minutes.
The gendarmes, though their barracks were close by, could not even be warned.
Pache doubtfully replied, "it is not for any pleasure of mine that I am here—but the gendarmes—"
I couldn't help smiling with pity when I saw him between ...