"You are a good man and a true friend," said Carton, in an altered voice.
Mr. Lorry had not thought of that, and he looked quickly at Carton to see if it were in his mind.
It attracted Mr. Lorry's eyes to Carton's face, which was turned to the fire.
Mr. Carton's manner was so careless as to be almost insolent.
Mr. Carton came up at the moment, and touched Mr. Lorry on the arm.
"I was not present at the ceremony; but my opinion is you were," said Carton.
"I have no business to be, at all, that I know of," said Sydney Carton.
Carton, still drinking the punch, rejoined, "Why should I be astonished?"
Sydney Carton, idlest and most unpromising of men, was Stryver's great ally.
"Yes," said Carton, pausing again, and answering over his shoulder.