The Comedy of Human Life Volume 30

The Comedy of Human Life Volume 30

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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: ...their Emperor's boot. And if I fail, Michu shall live for ever in our family; I will see to that. Present the petition for mercy, to gain time; I must have his picture.... Let us go-,7 Next day, when the Minister knew by a preconcerted signal that Laurence was at her post, he rang his bell, and the attendant received orders to introduce M. Corentin. "You are a clever man, my dear fellow, and I wish to employ you," said Talleyrand. "My 77 "Listen. In Fouche's service you will make money, but you will never gain honor nor a position; but if you continue to serve me as you did just now at Berlin, you will be respected." "You are very good, my lord " "You showed genius in that last business, at Gondreville." "Of what do you speak, monseigneur?" asked Corentin, neither over-indifferent nor too much surprised. "Monsieur," the Minister returned-drily, "you will never be anything; you are afraid " "Of what, monseigneur?" "Of death!" said the Minister, in those rich, deep, hollow tones of his. "Good-day, my dear fellow." "It is the man," said the Marquis de Chargeboeuf, coming into the room, "but we have all but killed the Countess; she is speechless with anger." "Nobody else could play such a trick," said the Minister.--"There is a chance, my lord Marquis," continued he, "that your plans may miscarry. Set out as if you intend to go by way of Strasbourg. I will have your passports made out in duplicate, and in the second, the route shall be left blank. Have doubles, change your direction adroitly, and, more important still, change your traveling...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123687983X
  • 9781236879837