"The Dauphine?" queried Captain Passford.
"Father thought, or at least he feared, that you might not like to leave the South," added Christy.
"He was not at the house when I got there. As I said, he had gone for assistance. I could do nothing till I had seen him. I sent my men on ahead to look for him, and then I went myself. We did not find him till one o'clock in the morning. He had given up all his horses for the service, and we had to go on foot," continued the lieutenant.
"You must be your own judge in regard to that," replied Horatio bitterly, as he rose from his chair and walked towards the door.