The Audacious

41 pleadings, the Khan agreed to release all the French except for Father De Mosnier, who was sentenced to be beheaded. This was a shock to Marie Petit, who begged the Khan with all the humility and humbleness she could muster to pardon him, but her pleadings were ignored. She fell to her knees at the feet of the Khan of Yerevan begging more fervently, but her words fell on deaf ears. She rushed to bring Joseph Fabre and his cousin Jacques Fabre and they begged the Khan; but all was rejected for the third time. There was almost no hope to save De Mosnier, and it was at this moment that Marie Petit stood suddenly and said to the Khan: “I will accompany Father De Mosnier to the gallows to die by his side.”