My Sword's My Fortune
"But he will return?"
"That is quite likely."
"Can you tell me when?"
"If you can wait long enough for an answer I will ask the Cardinal," he replied with a laugh.
"It is a pity the Cardinal doesn't keep a school for manners," I exclaimed, and, turning on my heel, walked away.
Here was a pretty beginning to my venture! What should I do now? I had not once given a thought to Belloc's being away, and without him I was completely lost. After wandering about aimlessly for some time I remembered Raoul Beauchamp, and decided to seek news of him at La Boule d'Or. Without knowing it, I had strayed into the very street where the curious shopkeeper lived, and there he stood at his door.
"Monsieur has soon returned," said he.
"To beg a fresh favour. Will you direct me to the Rue de Roi?"
"The Rue de Roi?" he exclaimed in a tone of surprise.