Y the time the girl reached the servants' hall they were seated at supper. A loud, confused exclamation arose when she entered. No one made room for her; all stared with unfriendly eyes. A page,who entered the next minute by another door, came to her side.
" Where do you come from, hussy ?" shouted the butler, and knocked his fist on the table with a loud clang.
He had gone to fetch wine, had found the stair door broken open and the cellar-door locked, and had turned and fled. Amongst his fellows, however, he had now regained what courage could be called his.
"From the cellar," she replied. "The messenger broke open the door, and sent me to you again." w The messenger ! Pooh ! What messenger ? "