Lupine began to laugh heartily.
- But think about it, Mr. Director, my only excuse for being in prison is... that I want to get out!
The argument did not seem to please Mr. Borély. He made an effort to laugh in turn.
- A forewarned man makes two.
- That's what I want, answered Lupin. Take all precautions, Mr. Director, do not neglect anything, so that, later, no one will have anything to reproach you for. On the other hand, I will arrange things in such a way that, whatever trouble you will have as a result of my escape, your career, at least, will not suffer. That's all I had to say, Mr. Director. Now you can leave.
And, while Mr. Borély was leaving, disturbed by this extraordinary prisoner and very restless because of the events that were being prepared, the prisoner threw himself on his bed, murmuring:
- What impudence, Lupin, old man, what impudence! Really, anyone would think you have any idea how to get out of this!