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1876 Excerpt: ...a corresponding improvement in his moral nature.
Meantime, Lasne had ordered the locks and bolts, which made a great
noise, to be greased, and the iron-door to be unlocked; saying, he
did not see the use of three doors. This order, however, was
countermanded on the following day by the acting commissary, who
ordered all the doors to be locked and barred as usual. Lasne, who
was present, was silent, probably because he felt that to insist
would be untimely, and would be sure to compromise him. These
things happened in May. On the 31st of May, the acting commissary
was a certain M. Belanger; he was an artist, and had formerly been
attached to the prince. Upon his arrival he immediately went to the
room of the prisoner to wait for the physician, M. Desault. He did
not arrive. M. Belanger took out of his portfolio his drawings, to
THE TESTIMONY OP IRELAND. 191 amuse the child, and then said, " I
should like, sir, to take away one sketch more, if it will not
annoy you." "What sketch?" said the Dauphin. "That of your
features; this would gratify me, if it did not inconvenience you."
"Will it give you pleasure?" said the child, coupling the phrase
with a smile. From this sketch, after many years, a bust was
executed, and the same likeness was reproduced in the porcelain of
Sevres. Desault, the physician, instead of meeting Bellanger, died.
Suspicion was excited that he had died by poison, in consequence of
his relation to the intrigues for the death of the prince, says one
writer; for his escape, says another. It is certain that at this
time the chamber of the prince was changed. His physician was
changed--Pelletan was appointed, who had never seen the prince
before; he insisted that he should have a nurse, and not be left
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