I could have walked the rest of the way. She remembered
"May the dear young man's business be settled sharp," said she.
"It will not be long before it is so; but, remember, in the meantime you must keep an eye upon him."
"And, remember, report to me whoever comes to see him, no matter who it may be."
"Not a soul can go upstairs without my seeing or hearing him."
"Well, if any one, save the master, Dr. Hortebise, or myself comes, do not lose a moment, but come and report."
"You shall know in five minutes."
"I wonder if that is all I have to say?" mused Tantaine. "Ah! I remember: note exactly the hour at which this young man comes and goes. Do not have any conversation with him; answer all questions he addresses you with a simple 'Yes,' or 'No,' and, as I said before, watch his every movement."
And Tantaine turned to go away, paying no attention to the woman's eager protestations.