The party of Sir Antony and Sir Andrew, along with the French Comtesse and her children, sit at a table and enjoy their dinner. None of them notice the two strangers across the room when one of them rises and spreads his cloak out at his sides while the other slips under the table and hides. Then the first stranger bids goodnight to the other patrons of the inn and climbs the stairs to his room. Upon the stranger’s having closed the door to the parlor, Sir Antony breathes out, “Alone, at last!” With this pronouncement, the other diners relax, not knowing that a spy is in their...
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