Daguerreotype Volume 3

Daguerreotype Volume 3

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...gave it you.' Upon which I made one run along the Boulevart, and here lam." With these words he presented me with the louis. "Honesty, where dost thou conceal thyself?" I said, mentally quoting from " Monte Christo," as I gazed upon the miserable, though clean blouse of the gamin, who in all probability had never during the whole course of his life, been the possessor of a tithe of the sum I had unintentionally given him. "You are an honorable lad, Julien," I continued aloud, and deserve to be well rewarded." "How so?" returned the gamin, "I have merely done my duty; one may be poor without being a thief, and a paltry thief I should have been, had I kept possession of the piece." "At any rate, you shall be no loser by your honest conduct," I replied, "for the louis is yours, really and truly yours, for I make you a present of it." "What, monsieur! a gold piece for me I" cried the lad, evidently overjoyed. "Oh how happy my father will be, it will help him to purchase the coat he is so much in want of/' "You have got a father living then, Julien?" I asked. "Yes, sir," was the reply, "un brave homme.," "I wonder at his not trying to procure you some fixed occupation," I observed, "for although you are an honest young fellow, still your mode of living is decidedly vagrant, and not altogether respectable." "That is not the fault of the old man," replied Julien, " his desire is to see me settled, but somehow or other I was never able to fix myself down to any employment, do what I could. I am sorry for it, for I am aware it is wrong, but we cannot change our natures." 282 A Gamin of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 486 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 862g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236582829
  • 9781236582829