the wood to the north, while Mihai retired to his quarters to sleep.
John approached the ladies, who had now retired to their cozy sleeping apartment, and begging permission came to the door.
“We are in good luck, ladies; we shall start shortly after midnight. Everything is in order. Get some sleep now, as there may not be an opportunity for another rest for many hours. I will call you at eleven for a little supper before we start.”
The girls thanked him for his advice, and, after a hearty “Good night,” John withdrew.
Left alone, the two girls made themselves comfortable and settled down to sleep and rest, lying together in close embrace. The Princess was soon fast asleep, but Helène could not sleep. Her thoughts kept her awake. Through her brain coursed the events that had happened, the dangers yet before them, and the