'Good heavens, I don't know how to console him,' said Father Victor, watching the lama intently.
'Powers of Darkness below!' said Father Victor, who, wise in the confessional, heard the pain in every sentence.
Such an one as this or that man?' He pointed to Father Victor. 'Such an one as those I saw this evening men wearing swords and stamping heavily?'
Kim put two or three questions in English to Father Victor, translating the replies to the lama.
'Well,'said Father Victor in English, when Kim had translated, 'that depends.
'Two or three hundred rupees a year.' Father Victor was long past any sense of amazement.
'He'll run slap into the sentries,' cried Father Victor, jumping up as the lama stalked out; 'but I can't leave the boy.' Kim made swift motion to follow, but checked himself.
They talked long in undertones, Father Victor urging some scheme on Mr Bennett, who seemed incredulous.
'It's miraculous past all whooping, Colonel,' said Father Victor, when he had talked without a break for ten minutes.
A more sincere and more general, as well as a better-merited acclamation, attended the victor
of the day, until, anxious to withdraw himself from popular notice, he accepted the accommodation of one of those pavilions pitched at the extremities of the lists, the use of which was courteously tendered him by the marshals of the field.
Victor looks well just now, for he listens with a sort of smiling interest; he never looks so like his mother as when he smiles --pity the sunshine breaks out so rarely!
Now, Monsieur and Madame, if you don't come to tea, Victor and I will begin without you."