Do you suppose that the real savant addresses himself stupidly to the mere individual?
Faria had dug his way through fifty feet, Dantes would dig a hundred; Faria, at the age of fifty, had devoted three years to the task; he, who was but half as old, would sacrifice six; Faria, a priest and savant, had not shrunk from the idea of risking his life by trying to swim a distance of three miles to one of the islands—Daume, Rattonneau, or Lemaire; should a hardy sailer, an experienced diver, like himself, shrink from a similar task; should he, who had so often for mere…
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I couldn’t understand the savants’ discussion, but I did assist in finding the solution by providing food and locking them in the room until they reached a consensus.
a political savant upon whom the candidate depends