Albert Savarus. the Imaginary Mistress. Peace in the House. a Marriage Settlement

Albert Savarus. the Imaginary Mistress. Peace in the House. a Marriage Settlement

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...you cannot even turn on your heel without alarming Mme. de Vaudremont? Or is it because I came only a month ago into the Promised Land? How insolent you can be, you men in oflice, who sit glued to your chairs while we are dodging shot and shell! Come, M. le Maitre des Requetes, allow us to glean in the field of which you can only have precarious possession from the moment when we evacuate it. The deuce is in it! We have all a right to live! My good friend, if you knew the German women, you would, I believe, do me a good turn with the Parisian you love best." "Well, General, since you have vouchsafed to tum your attention to that lady, whom I never saw till now, have the charity to tell me if you have seen her dance." " Why, my dear Martial, where have you dropped from? If you are ever sent with an embassy, I have small hopes of your success. Do not you see a triple rank of the most undaunted coquettes of Paris between her and the swarm of dancing men that buzz under the chandelier? And was it not only by the help of your eyeglass that you were able to discover her at all in the corner by that pillar, where she seems buried in the gloom, in spite of the candles blazing above her head? Between her and us there is such a sparkle of diamonds and glances, so many floating plumes, such a flutter of lace, of flowers and curls, that it would be a real miracle if any dancer could detect her among those stars. Why, Martial, how is it that you have not understood her to be the wife of some sous-prefet from Lippe or Dyle, who has come to try to get her husband promoted? " " Oh, he will be!" exclaimed the Master of Appeals quickly. " I doubt it," replied the Colonel of Cuirassiers, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123683030X
  • 9781236830302