'One night, after a day's sport in which he had outdone Nimrod or Gillingwater, and slaughtered "another fine bear," and brought him home in triumph, the Baron Von Koeldwethout sat moodily at the head of his table, eyeing the smoky roof of the hall with a discontended aspect.
'"I will!" cried the baron suddenly, smiting the table with his right hand, and twirling his moustache with his left.
He rides to where the barges lie in readiness, and the great Barons
step forth from their ranks to meet him.
"But," he continued, "this outlaw devil will come to the end of a short halter when once our civil strife is settled, for the barons
themselves have decided upon an expedition against him, if the King will not subdue him."
"Dinner ready yet?" the Baron
enquired, as he hurried into the room.
"Hein!" ejaculated--or, rather, growled--the Baron
as he turned towards me in angry surprise.
"To the residence of Baron
Danglars, Rue de la Chaussee d'Antin." This conversation had passed as they stood upon the terrace, from which a flight of stone steps led to the carriage-drive.
You already, my dear Baron
, know, I think, whither they lead.
Rivar, again, in his way was another conventional representative of another well-known type.
The assistants, taking their directions more from the Baron
's eye and his hand than his tongue, once more stepped forward, laid hands on the unfortunate Isaac, plucked him up from the ground, and, holding him between them, waited the hard-hearted Baron
's farther signal.
Monsieur Pailleton had been a little taken aback by the visit of the Baron
. He sat now like a man temporarily stupefied.
"Is he not your friend?" replied the baron