"Come, Gilberte," went on the young man, "give me a light, and let me have some sheets."
They went out hurriedly. Mme. Favoral felt a gleam of hope.
"Saved!" repeated the cashier mechanically. "Yes; for I guess Maxence's idea. But we must have an understanding. Where will you take refuge?"
"There is a train at five minutes past eleven," remarked M. Desormeaux. "Don't let us forget that."
"But money will be required to leave by that train," interrupted the old lawyer. "Fortunately, I have some."
And, forgetting his hundred and sixty thousand francs lost, he took out his pocket-book. Mme. Favoral stopped him. "We have more than we need," said she.
She took from the table, and held out to her husband, the roll of bank notes which the director of the Mutual Credit Society had thrown down before going.
He refused them with a gesture of rage.