she said with emotion that pronounced her Spanish accent, you see
before you your mother and loyal subject...
Then she got up and made François advance who bowed deeply:
This is the Duke of Beaufort, your cousin and our friend to whom I
entrust you and also your brother. He will watch over you: this is
the most honest man in the kingdom.
The child said nothing, but the smile he had for his mother
vanished, giving way to an unexpected gravity. He held out his hand
on which François, kneeling, placed his lips. His hands were
note: we see on the creation the real Duc de Beaufort and the
young Louis XIV