Croisilles. Pierre and Camille. the Secret of Javotte. the Beauty Spot. the White Blackbird. the Grisette Volume 7

Croisilles. Pierre and Camille. the Secret of Javotte. the Beauty Spot. the White Blackbird. the Grisette Volume 7

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...Tristan, "that you have such a good remembrance of me; you do not forget your friends." "Forget my friends! Never! You have seen me in this world when I was without a sou. I am pleased to remember it. I had two pairs of stockings which succeeded each other, and I took my soup in a wooden spoon. Now I dine off" massive silver, with a lackey behind and turkeys in front of me; but my heart is always the same. Do you know that in Our youth we knew how to amuse ourselves? At present I am weary as a king. Do you remember one day--at Montmorency--No, it was not you; I am mistaken; but no matter, it was charming. Ah, the good cherries! And those veal cutlets that we ate at father Duval's, in the Chateau de la Chasse, while the old cock, that poor Coco, was picking the crumbs off the table! But there were two Englishmen foolish enough to give it brandy to drink, and it died from the effects. Did you know that?" When Javotte spoke this, in a natural way, it was with an extreme volubility. But when she came back to her grand airs, she suddenly set to work to spin out her phrases with an air of reverie and distraction. "Yes, really," she continued, in the tone of a duchess with a cold, "I always remember with pleasure all that is attached to the past." "That is wonderful, my dear Javotte. But answer, I pray you, my question. Have you kept that bracelet?" "What bracelet, Berville? What do you mean?" "That bracelet I am asking you for, that Saint-Aubin and-I gave you." "For shame! You wish to take away a gift! That is not very gentlemanly, my dear." "There is no question of gentility in this. As I told you, it is a question of a very important service you can render me....show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236640616
  • 9781236640611