"How can you dare," said she with angry look, "descend into my
garden and steal my rampion like a thief? You shall suffer for
"Ah," answered he, "let mercy take the place of justice, I only
made up my mind to do it out of necessity. My wife saw your
rampion from the window, and felt such a longing for it that she
would have died if she had not got some to eat."