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O identify his case with the good of the Commune, by making out Gabrielle's= lover to be a Bonapartist and an enemy of the people. Colonel Tudesco drew= a note-book from his pocket, inscribed Bargemont's name and address in it,= and cried: "If the man has not fled like a poltroon, we will make a hostag= e of him! I am the friend of the Citizen Delegate in charge of the Prefectu= re of Police, and I say it: you shall be avenged on the infamous Bargemont!= Have you read the decree concerning hostages? No? Read it then; it is an i= nimitable monument of the wisdom of the people. "I tear myself regretfully = from your company, my young friend. But I must be gone to discover an under= ground passage the Sisters of Marie-Joseph, in their contumacy, have driven= right from the Prison of Saint-Lazare to the Mother Convent in the village= of Argenteuil. It is a long tunnel by which they communicate with the trai= tors at Versailles. Come and see me in my quarters at the General Staff, in= the _Place Vendome_. Farewell and fraternal greeting!" Jean paid the Colon= el's score and set out for home. The walls were all plastered over with pos= ters and proclamations. He read one that was half hidden under bulletins of= victories: "Article IV. _All persons detained in custody by the verdict of= the jury of accusation shall be hostages of the people of Paris._ "Article= V. _Every execution of a prisoner of war or a partisan of the government o= f the Commune of Paris shall be followed by the instant execution of thrice= the number of hostages detained in virtue of Article IV, the same being ch= osen by lot._" He frowned dubiously and asked himself: "Can it be I have de= nounced a man as hostage?" But his fears were soon allayed; Colonel Tudesco= was only a wind-bag, and could not really arrest people. Besides, was it c= redible that Bargemont, head of a Ministerial Department, was still in Pari= s? And after all, if he did come to harm, well, so much the worse for him! = XXXIII Two days after a cab with a musket barrel protruding from either win= dow stopped before the bookbinder's shop. The two National Guards who stumb= led out of it demanded to see the citizen Jean Servien, handed him a sealed= packet and signed to him to open the door wide and wait for them. Next min= ute they reappeared carrying a full-length portr ------------17DE00CEB4FCE17A--