Diane Volume 2

Diane Volume 2

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...in case he found him with his father; the difficulty of his task was alarming. A bright red spot mounted in each cheek as he called up all he had been told of the Baron's haughty manner when'lie was offended. Jean had never seen anything but courtesy in Monsieur de Berville, but then he had never had occasion to cross his will or offend his pride. ' "But, after all," he said, "he is a man and a ' father, and he knows what young men are, and how carefully one has to watch over girls. Ah, I was in too great a hurry to have the girl back when her grandmother died--I ought to have sent her to school." When he reached the Chateau, he went to the back entrance. In the yard he found an old man skinning and cutting up a horrible-looking red fish. "Bon jour, Joseph--can I see Monsieur le Baron?" Joseph, being quite toothless, made an unintelligible answer, and setting down the fish on a board supported by rude tressels, he went into the house. He soon came back, nodding, and pointing into the Chateau, with a good deal of verbal explanation, which sounded like gibberish, and which Jean took no trouble to understand. "Thank you, Joseph," he said, and went in by the entrance the old man had come out of. The long 'narrow stone passage smelt damp and airless, and when he had groped his way up some dark steps on the right, he found himself in another passage, 'or rather a set of passages, for there were branches in various directions, some going up a few steps, and some going down, a close unhealthy atmosphere everywhere. Devisme had come this way before, and he soon found out the turning which led to the large, long room in which the Baron always sat. "Entrez," came...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236872681
  • 9781236872685