20 of Du Hamel, and the other young lady was her maid, Manon. Majordome Du Hamel rushed immediately to Ambassador Fabre to tell him what happened. Fabre came and escorted Marie Petit and Manon to his cabin. There, he told her: “If you stop asking for your money (during the journey), I will agree that you continue on board as Mrs. Du Hamel”. Marie Petit accepted the offer, and for the duration of the journey, she was known as ‘Mrs Du Hamel’.