The Dramas Volume 2

The Dramas 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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...Op Police And Marguerite. Marguerite M. Vernon, the magistrates are here. M. Ferdinand, you must leave the room! (Exit Ferdinand.) Ramel Take care, corporal, that all the entrances of this house are guarded, and observe our orders! Doctor, can we remain here a few moments without danger to the sick lady? Vernon She is asleep, sir; and it is her last slumber. Marguerite Here is the cup into which the infusion was poured and which still has traces of arsenic; I perceived it there as soon as I took hold of it. The Doctor (examining the cup and tasting the contents) It is evident that the liquid contains some poisonous substance. The Magistrate Please to make an analysis of it. (He sees Marguerite pick ing up a small piece of paper from the ground.) What paper is that? Marguerite Oh, it is nothing. Ramel In such cases as these, nothing is insignificant in the eyes of magistrates! Yes, gentlemen, we shall have to examine this paper later. What can have delayed M. de Grandchamp? Vernon He is at the priest's house, but he will not stay there long. The Magistrate (to the doctor) Have you made your examination yet, sir? (The two physicians converse together at the head of the bed.) Ramel (to the magistrate) If the General returns, we must deal with him according to the circumstances. (Marguerite is weeping, kneeling at the foot of the bed; the two physicians, the judge and Ramel are grouped in the front of the stage.) Ramel (to the doctor) It is therefore your opinion, sir, that the illness of Mlle. de Grandchamp, whom we saw two days ago full of health, and even of happiness, is the result of a crime? The Doctor The symptoms of poisoning are undeniable. Ramel And are the remains of the poison contained in this cup Bo discernible, and present in...
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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236851315
  • 9781236851314