One fierce blow at the unsuspecting horseman at his side, one cry to his French troops, one desperate charge upon the unready lines before him, and these rebellious Barons
might rue the day they dared to thwart his plans
Possibly the barons
would depose Henry, and place a new king upon England's throne, and then De Vac would mock the Plantagenet to his face.
In the cloisters he had heard vague talk of the law--the mighty law which was higher than prelate or baron
, yet no sign could he see of it.
sharpened it again, and made another offer, when his hand was arrested by a loud screaming among the young barons
and baronesses, who had a nursery in an upstairs tower with iron bars outside the window, to prevent their tumbling out into the moat.
cried Milady; and as if acted upon by a spring, she bounded toward the baron
, who awaited her attack with his arms crossed, but nevertheless with one hand on the hilt of his sword.
Monsieur," said the baron
to the duke, "all the servants of his majesty must approve of the latest intelligence which we have from the Island of Elba.
looked slightly offended, and the Vice-Warden discreetly changed the subject.
only scowled a little, and the Baroness swept straight on.
Well, then," after receiving a smile from the young man, "to- morrow morning I will send a petition to one of the most influential persons at the ministry of War,--a man who will refuse nothing to the daughter of the Baron
du Vallon de Bracieux de Pierrefonds," continued D'Artagnan.
But tell me," he added with studied carelessness as if it had only just occurred to him, though the question he was about to ask was the chief motive of his visit, "is it true that the Dowager Empress wants Baron
Funke to be appointed first secretary at Vienna?
Side by side with His Excellency the Baron
Hesho, the contrasts in feature and expression were so marked as to make it hard, indeed, to believe that these two men could belong to the same nation.