From The Duellists
[hands d'Hubert the list of executions
] Take a pen, my dear fellow, and cross out the name; I can't do everything for you.
[crosses off Feraud's name, then
] Your Excellency, I must beg you to keep my interefence a secret, most particularly from General Feraud.
[takes back the list
] General Feraud, alive or dead, is not worth a moment's gossip.