Mr. Lorry reddened as if he were conscious of having debated the point in his mind, and Mr. Carton made his way to the outside of the bar. The way out of court lay in that direction, and Jerry followed him, all eyes, ears, and spikes.
The prisoner came forward directly.
`You will naturally be anxious to hear of the witness, Miss Manette. She will do very well. You have seen the worst of her agitation.'
`I am deeply sorry to have been the cause of it. Could you tell her so for me, with my fervent acknowledgments?'
`Yes, I could. I will, if you ask it.'
Mr. Carton's manner was so careless as to be almost insolent. He stood, half turned from the prisoner, lounging with his elbow against the bar.
`I do ask it. Accept my cordial thanks.'
`What,' said Carton, still only half turned towards him, `do you expect, Mr. Darnay?'