In the midst of the disasters that befell the house, Cocles was the only one unmoved.
Nothing had as yet occurred to shake Cocles' belief; the last month's payment had been made with the most scrupulous exactitude; Cocles had detected an overbalance of fourteen sous in his cash, and the same evening he had brought them to M.
Cocles appeared, and the young man bade him conduct the stranger to M.
Go and see, Cocles, and if my father is there, announce this gentleman.
The young girl turned pale and continued to descend, while the stranger and Cocles continued to mount the staircase.
He made a sign to Cocles, who went first; the seamen followed him and Emmanuel brought up the rear.