Chauvelin finally is able to catch his breath and stop sneezing just as his men reach the inn. As soon as Desgas enters, Chauvelin asks Desgas if he had seen the tall British man. Desgas had not. Chauvelin has to take his misery out on someone, so he yells at Desgas, screaming that had he been five minutes earlier they would have captured the British man. However, Chauvelin recovers, as he realizes that catching the Scarlet Pimpernel in the act of defying the French government would mean his sure death. They needed to wait and catch him as Sir Percy attempts to rescue Armand and...
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