As he looked over his shoulder, his rescuers were already at work on the death scene.
He was peppered with questions from the rescuers, many of whom he recognized, but he held responses to a negative shake of his head and Billy Langstrom's name.
Dean vaguely remembered the eternity before voices above called his name and rescuers gracefully dropped down next to him.
Unconsciousness must have paid its call before hands secured him and lowered him to the waiting rescuers below.
Several of the rescuers, notably Professor Henry Everard Peck of Oberlin College, were arrested and were imprisoned in Cleveland for several months.
Then, in violation of his oath to grant an amnesty, he revenged himself for three years of coercion by killing on a scale which revolted his "rescuers," and against which the duke of Angouleme, powerless to interfere, protested by refusing the Spanish decorations offered him for his services.