Having already left the cathedral, Claude Frollo knew nothing of what had happened. Wanting to be alone, he had taken a boat across the Seine. There he walked in the hills, lost in his dark thoughts. “By now, she is dead,” he whispered to himself. “I have killed her!” Frollo felt no sorrow for what he had done. If he had to, he would do it again. He would rather see her in the hands of the hangman than in the arms of the captain. But then he thought of her at the last hour—the cruel rope about her neck! Suddenly, the first waves of guilt swept over him.
Sorry mybe my question is easy but as none native speaker I doubt whether its meaning is:
1:He thought of The time they wanted to hang the girl?
2: He thought of her for the last time?
I think 1 is correct.