"That is likely," said D'Artagnan; "but the man who has abducted
her--do you know him?"
They thought that they would recognize her for such if she was indeed the same, but even so the testimony of the runner Kovudoo had sent to The Sheik was such as to assure them that the girl was the one they had once before attempted to abduct
One of the family is said to have abducted
some beautiful woman, who tried to escape from the coach in which he was carrying her off, and in the struggle he killed her--or she killed him--I forget which.
He was frantic with grief at the absence of his daughter, whom he thought had been again abducted
by the marauders.
She told him of the reason for the attack upon her earlier in the day, attributing it to an attempt on the part of a certain baron, Peter of Colfax, to abduct
her, his suit for her hand having been peremptorily and roughly denied by her father.
He could not forcibly have abducted
the missing pair and kept them under lock and key.