"They would have given the alarm and sent a man-of-war after us, and we should never have seen Chili again."
"Before France would have given warning to the Spanish admiralty--" began the General.
"But France might take it amiss that a man, with a warrant still out against him, should seize a brig chartered by Bordeaux merchants. And for that matter, have you never fired a shot or so too many in battle?"
The General shrank under the other's eyes. He said no more, and his daughter looked at him half sadly, half triumphant.
"General," the privateer continued, in a deep voice, "I have made it a rule to abstract nothing from booty. But even so, my share will be beyond a doubt far larger than your fortune. Permit me to return it to you in another form--"
He drew a pile of banknotes from the piano, and without counting the packets handed a million of francs to the Marquis.
"You can understand," he said, "that I cannot spend my time in watching vessels pass by to Bordeaux. So unless the dangers of this Bohemian life of ours have some attraction for you, unless you care to see South America and the nights of the tropics, and a bit of fighting now and again for the pleasure of helping to win a triumph for a young nation, or for the name of Simon Bolivar, we must part. The long boat manned with a trustworthy crew is ready for you. And now let us hope that our third meeting will be completely happy."
"Victor," said Helene in a dissatisfied tone, "I should like to see a little more of my father."
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