Damas is too faint-hearted to fight himself, and is so hated that no knight will fight for him.
The opening scene is of the essence of romance, and worthy of Damas.
Near Figuires the legion was compelled to surrender, and Carrel became the prisoner of his old general, Damas.
Damas stood by the door to prevent the passengers being studied.
Almost at the same time, Damas rode up with half-a-dozen dragoons, and the King's coach came next.
Uneasy at time going by they wanted to know what news Damas could give.
But Damas would not fight himself, and he was everywhere so hated that he could get no knight to undertake his quarrel.
But Damas could dispense with them from having a hundred and forty.
As he was crossing the threshold, he was touched on the shoulder by Colonel Damas on whose assistance he had no little depended.
They had sent out an orderly before this, who had reported to Damas, as we have seen.