He took the opportunity of calling out his guard, the Swiss troops and the musketeers, and he had planted them round the Palais Royal, on the quays, and on the Pont Neuf.
Orders had just been given to the royal guards and the Swiss guards, not only to stand firm, but to send out patrols to the streets of Saint Denis and Saint Martin, where the people thronged and where they were the most vociferous, when the mayor of Paris was announced at the Palais Royal.
'Madame, you are always right,' returned the tall Swiss.
Let us see,' returned the Swiss, argumentatively turning his cigar between his lips.
It was finally agreed, however, that he should retain the young Swiss
messenger with him as guide and companion while I returned to Meiringen.
The "rich blacksmith's daughter" cast the thought of dotted Swiss
behind her, and elected to follow Rebecca in cheesecloth as she had in higher matters; straightway devising costumes that included such drawing of threads, such hemstitching and pin-tucking, such insertions of fine thread tatting that, in order to be finished, Rebecca's dress was given out in sections,--the sash to Hannah, waist and sleeves to Mrs.
On the evening before, they had scarcely seen each other for a moment at the apartment of the Swiss
guard, Germain, whither D'Artagnan had sent for her.
She discovered a man, at the window of the Swiss
summer-house, watching her.
A great deal of romantic nonsense has been written about the Swiss
chamois and the perils of hunting it, whereas the truth is that even women and children hunt it, and fearlessly; indeed, everybody hunts it; the hunting is going on all the time, day and night, in bed and out of it.
And as upon the invasion of their valleys, the frosty Swiss
have retreated to their mountains; so, hunted from the savannas and glades of the middle seas, the whale-bone whales can at last resort to their Polar citadels, and diving under the ultimate glassy barriers and walls there, come up among icy fields and floes; and in a charmed circle of everlasting December, bid defiance to all pursuit from man.
There were also present a very distinguished dignitary and a Swiss
who had formerly been tutor at the Kuragins'.
"Because there is below an officer of the Swiss
guards waiting for you."