"It was that tall old man who wanted it done."
"Yes, he gave the orders."
"I did not see him when they were shooting. Was he there?"
"No, he had gone. But it is all the same: it was all done by his order."
"Then he was the one who did it all."
"He said: 'Kill! Burn! No quarter!'"
"He is a marquis."
"Yes, for he is our marquis."
"What do they call him?"
"He is Monsieur de Lantenac."
Tellmarch raised his eyes towards heaven first, and muttered between his teeth,—
"If I had known it!"