«Well!» said Defarge, with a half complaining and half apologetic shrug. «We shall not see the triumph.»
«We shall have helped it,» returned madame, with her extended hand in strong action. «Nothing that we do, is done in vain.
I believe, with all my soul, that we shall see the triumph. But even if not, even if I knew certainly not, show me the neck of an aristocrat and tyrant, and still I would—»
Then madame, with her teeth set, tied a very terrible knot indeed.”