"You know some printers, don’t you, Bahorel? Sympathetic to our principles? Would any be willing to take a job publishing against Martignac, do you think?" It was a perfectly reasonable start to a conversation. It was a perfectly reasonable start to a complicated and uncomfortable conversation. Bahorel was forced to admit that yes, he knew an immensely sympathetic printer, an ardent republican printer who would never be satisfied with Martignac’s sops and moderate gestures, but that this revolutionary fire-eater was not inclined to do business with the Amis de l’ABC. And why not?