[To the DUKE.]
You have foully wronged the man who bravely met a martyr’s death for you!—have scorned and spurned me from your side, because I was his wife. You have disowned me—I now disown you!
[Turning, she goes swiftly up the steps to the terrace.
Where are you going?
Back to the Sans Culottes!
No! Not your daughter—but his wife! No longer Diane de Beaumont—but, thank God,—Diane Kauvar!
SCENE. Same as Act III.—DUKE discovered seated in attitude of despair.—GOUROC standing near mantel.—LA ROCHEJACQUELEIN enters sadly.
[The DUKE sinks back into chair.
Then she has positively escaped?
While we stood dazed with horror at her words—she vanished. Our soldiers have searched, but can find no trace of her.
I will find her!
[Barring his way.]
This is madness.
Let me pass!
While I listen, she is lost!—An army shall not stop me.
[Breaks from him towards door.
She is found!
Yes. Jean tracked her,—they are bringing her here.
General, I have not failed.
[Grasping his hand.]
You never do.
LA HOGUE enters first, followed by two GUARDS, whom he directs to the entrance at top of steps.—DIANE enters, followed by two GUARDS.