The doctor, who had not Mascarin's reasons for gravity, now burst into a jovial laugh.
"And that pretty Rose," said he, "what of her?"
"Rose is a creature of the past," answered Paul. "I can now see what an idiot I was, and I have entirely effaced her from my memory, and I am half inclined to deplore that Mademoiselle Rigal is an heiress, the more so if it is to form a barrier between us."
This declaration seemed to make Mascarin more easy.
"Reassure yourself, my boy," said he, "we will remove that barrier; but I will not conceal from you that the part you have to play is much more difficult than that assigned to the Marquis de Croisenois; but if it is harder and more perilous, the reward will be proportionately greater."
"With your aid and advice I feel capable of doing everything necessary," returned Paul.
"You will need great self-confidence, the utmost self-possession, and as a commencement you must utterly destroy your present identity."
"That I will do with the utmost willingness."
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