But violence succeeded violence, and early on the morning of the 1st of June she was arrested and thrown into the prison of the Abbaye.
Released for an hour from the Abbaye, she was again arrested and thrown among the horrors of Sainte-Pelagie.
He took refuge in the house of a washerwoman, but was discovered, haled before the Legislative Assembly, and imprisoned in the Abbaye, where he perished in the September massacres.
Favras took into his confidence certain officers by whom he was betrayed; and, with his wife, he was arrested on Christmas Eve 1789 and imprisoned in the Abbaye.
His next three novels, The Bravo (1831), The Heidenmauer (1832) and The Headsman: or the Abbaye of Vigneron (1833), were designed to exalt the people at the expense of the aristocracy.