“Ring, then, if you please, for a second knife, fork, and plate, and we will dine together.»
«Indeed!» replied Villefort, looking at his father with astonishment, «you really do seem very well informed.»
«Eh? the thing is simple enough. You who are in power have only the means that money produces—we who are in expectation, have those which devotion prompts.»
«Devotion!» said Villefort, with a sneer.
«Yes, devotion; for that is, I believe, the phrase for hopeful ambition.»
And Villefort's father extended his hand to the bell-rope, to summon the servant whom his son had not called.”