This truth is, in fact, felt, though in a confused way, by the very persons who place themselves farthest from it. For a confession made under torture is of no avail unless it be confirmed by an oath made after it; and yet, should the criminal not confirm his confession, he is tortured afresh. Some doctors of law and some nations only allow this infamous begging of the question to be employed three times; whilst other nations and other doctors leave it to the discretion of the judge. 鈥淏ien s?r, mademoiselle.鈥? And then, perhaps for the first time, Martin appreciated his employer鈥檚 fine kindness and essential loyalty. It would have been quite easy for the innkeeper to dismiss his waiter from the consideration of the hierarchy of Brant?me as a mad Englishman, an adventurer, not a professor at all, but a broken-down teacher of languages giving private lessons鈥攁n odd-job instructor who finds no respect in highly centralised, bureaucratic France; but the easy way was not the way of Gaspard Bigourdin. So Martin, driven by force majeure, lent himself to the pious fraud and, when the evening鈥檚 work was done, divested himself of his sable panoply of waiterdom and once more took his place in the reserved cosy corner of the Caf茅 de l鈥橴nivers. 福彩3d100期试机号开 鈥淏ien s?r, mademoiselle.鈥? and grandfathers, but uncles are a step worse; and as for brothers Ernest鈥檚 heart failed him. 鈥淚 am a dead boy now,鈥?he said to himself. He had not the faintest conception what his mother was driving at, and thought she suspected about the watch; but he held his ground. The woods are fine, and so is the camp, and so is the weather, As the child was crying bitterly and the father was self-reproachful鈥攈e had taken the mioche to see her aunt, and coming back had met some friends who had enticed him into the Caf茅 of the M猫re Diridieu, where they had given him some poisoned, leg-dislocating alcohol鈥擬artin took the child in his arms, and trudged back to the rock-dwellings where the drunkard lived. On the way Boucabeille, relieved of paternal responsibility, the tired child now snuggling sleepily and comfortably against Martin鈥檚 neck, grew confidential and confessed, with sly enjoyment, that he had already well watered his throttle before he started. The man, he declared, with the luminousness of an apostle, who did not get drunk occasionally was an imbecile denying himself the pleasures of the Other Life. Martin recognised in Boucabeille a transcendentalist, no matter how muddle-headed. The sober clod did not know adventures. He did not know happiness. The path of the drunkard, Boucabeille explained, was strewn with joy. She thought, indeed, that she was doing a wrong and dangerous thing, but this had absolutely nothing to do with it. Suppose she had invested in the full confidence of a recommendation by some eminent London banker whose advice was bad, and so had lost all her money, and suppose she had done this with a light heart and with no conviction of sin 鈥?would her innocence of evil purpose and the excellence of her motive have stood her in any stead? Not they. 鈥淏ien s?r, mademoiselle.鈥? "Any bear in hebben?" asked the Indian.