At the Sign of the Cat and Racket. a Bachelor's Establishment, and Other Stories

At the Sign of the Cat and Racket. a Bachelor's Establishment, and Other Stories

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...Gamard do you. But, unluckily, religion might suffer from their quarrels, and in you I see but a mediator, while I myself come forward as a peacemaker..." ("We can neither of us throw dust in the other's eyes, Monsieur Troubert," thought she. "Do you appreciate the epigram in that reply 2"') "Religion! madame," said the Vicar-General. "Religion stands too high for man to touch it." ("Religion means me," thought he.) "God will judge usunerringly, madame," he added, "and I recognize no other tribunal." "Well, then, monsieur," replied she, ''let us try to make man's judgments agree with God's." ("Y es, Religion means you.'') The Abbe Troubert changed his tone. "Has not Monsieur your nephew just been to Paris?" ("You heard of me there, I fancy," thought he; "I can crush you--you who scorned me! You have come to surrender.") "Yes, monsieur, thank you for taking so much interest in him. He is returning to Paris to-night, ordered there by the Minister, who is kindness itself to us, and does not wish him to retire from the service." ("N 0, Jesuit, you will not crush us," thought she; "we understand your little game.") A pause. "I have not approved of his conduct in this affair," she went on, "but a sailor may be forgiven for not understanding the law." ("Come, let us be allies," thought she; "we shall gain nothing by squabbling") A faint smile dawned, and was lost, in the furrows of the Abbe's face. "He has done us some service by informing us of...show more

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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 476g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236842545
  • 9781236842541