'"Ver-r-ry good," said he. "For that I shall have much pleasure to kill you now and here. Monsieur Gamm,"--another bow to Jerry--"you will please lend him your pistol, or he shall have mine. I give you my word I know not which is best; and if he will choose a second from his friends over there"--another bow to our drunken yokels at the gate--"we will commence."
'"That's fair enough," said Jerry. "Tom Dunch, you owe it to the Doctor to be his second. Place your man." '"No," said Tom. "No mixin' in gentry's quarrels for me." And he shook his head and went out, and the others followed him.
This is from "The Marklake witches " in "Rewards and Fairies" by Kipling. http://pinkmonkey.com/dl/library1/digi300.pdf
I thik this is about a duel. What does "Place your man" mean?
I am glad if some one kindly teach me.