Again and again they had endeavoured
to induce Max to reveal the hiding- place, but without success.
I did what I could to keep up my own spirit, as well as the spirits of the Chevalier, and of all those with whom I was in correspondence: I endeavoured
even to deceive myself.
And, be it to Brace Kendall's credit, the course Conning endeavoured
to take was a wise one.