The spy Barsad came in.
'Quick, help me, 'said Carton. 'You must help me to the coach. '
'You? 'asked the spy.
'Him, man, I've changed places with him. You can say that it was too much for him, saying his last goodbye to his friend. That happens quite often, I believe. '
'Yes, often, 'replied Barsad. 'But do you promise to keep me out of danger, and go on with this plan to the end? The number must be right. Fifty－two prisoners must die today. '
'Have I not already promised to be true to the death? Hurry, man！Take him to Mr Lorry, put him in the coach yourself, and tell Mr Lorry to leave at once！'
Barsad called two men into the room, and told them to lift the unconscious man and carry him out.
'The time is short, Evrémonde, 'said Barsad, in a warning voice.
'I know it well, 'replied Carton. 'Be careful with my friend, and leave me. '