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entered his cell, and informed him that the time had come for the
execution of the sentence. Eyraud received the intelligence
quietly. The only excitement he betrayed was a sudden outburst
of violent animosity against M. Constans, then Minister of the
Interior. Eyraud had been a Boulangist, and so may have
nourished some resentment against the Minister who, by his
adroitness, had helped to bring about the General's ruin.
Whatever his precise motive, he suddenly exclaimed that M.
Constans was his murderer: "It's he who is having me
guillotined; he's got what he wanted; I suppose now he'll
decorate Gabrielle!" He died with the name of the hated Minister
on his lips.
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