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a flaming torch (such as are used in processions at night)

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"It may be psychologically possible," answered Flambeau, "and it certainly would explain Dreyfus being certain he was wronged and his judges being sure he was guilty.
In the stillness Flambeau shifted his seat sharply--making an isolated and echoing noise-- and threw his elbow over the angle of it.
"Anyhow," cried Flambeau impatiently, "he's not a patch on my principal; and I shall go through with it.
Something in the stolid way he did so caused Flambeau's fierce black eyes to ramble over his companion afresh.
"Nor me either," replied Flambeau frowning, while the other went on eating fish with an air of entire resignation.
"What?" cried Flambeau, with an incredulity quite frightful-- "apologize?"
"But what can this mean?" cried Flambeau. "He can't be afraid of that little Hirsch!
But there was always one flash when the foolish mask fell, and the wise mask fitted itself in its place; and Flambeau, who knew his friend, knew that his friend had suddenly understood.
It was half-way through the morning, and he had not breakfasted; the slight litter of other breakfasts stood about on the table to remind him of his hunger; and adding a poached egg to his order, he proceeded musingly to shake some white sugar into his coffee, thinking all the time about Flambeau. He remembered how Flambeau had escaped, once by a pair of nail scissors, and once by a house on fire; once by having to pay for an unstamped letter, and once by getting people to look through a telescope at a comet that might destroy the world.
Now there was nothing wonderful about the fact that what Valentin had found out Flambeau had also found out; Flambeau found out everything.
"Yes," said the tall priest, in the same low voice and in the same still posture, "yes, I am Flambeau."
Flambeau suddenly flung off all his pontifical pretensions.
"How in Tartarus," cried Flambeau, "did you ever hear of the spiked bracelet?"
"Left it behind?" repeated Flambeau, and for the first time there was another note in his voice beside his triumph.
Flambeau tore a brown-paper parcel out of his inner pocket and rent it in pieces.