Celine; A True Story of the French Revolution

Celine; A True Story of the French Revolution

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ... placed my father, my mother, my aunt, and my young brother. ' And I, ' I cried, ' is there no tomb for me? Can I not also die? ' ' You must live to expiate, ' cried a menacing voice. As those words I opened my eyes; the light around me seemed supernatural, I raised myself in a fright, my night-light was nearly out, it burnt up twice and then went out, leaving me suddenly in darkness. " I went to the window, opened the shutters and found the pale dawn of morning, and I watched agitated, delivered up to all the terrors of a guilty conscience. At last the sun arose, the first time I had seen this ravishing spectacle. I prostrated myself, but could not pray. I was still on my knees when the clock struck six.... I raised myself trembling, agitated. I hesitated an instant... but soon, listening to nothing but my love, I descended to the park and made my way slowly to the chapel. A man enveloped in a mantle advanced. It was my chevalier. He thanked me with the deepest tenderness for having kept my promise and led me to the foot of the altar. The sacred rites commenced... in the face of Heaven and Earth I became the wife of Dermance. The priest who married us was Irish, he said, and only spoke French with difficulty. After having made us sign the marriage certificate and then the two witnesses, he gave it into my hands with a solemn and mysterious air. " ' This writing, ' he said, ' is the only witness to your marriage that you will have; no matter what happens, do not part with it.' " Dermance then spoke some words to him in Latin which I did not understand, but he seemed displeased. Desgranges interrupted him by saying it was most important for me to retire before the people were up at the chateau as it was broad daylight. I hurried back through the...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236675630
  • 9781236675637