Can you leave them, gentlemen, without at least rendering them the passive succor
which remaining here a few days longer might insure them?
Virginia Maxon's strong hope of succor
had been gradually waning as no sign of the rescue party appeared as the day wore on.
Copies were put up at the corners of the streets; and even they who had begun to open negotiations interrupted them, being resolved to await the succor
so pompously announced.