El Dorado, an Adventure of the Scarlet Pimpernel

El Dorado, an Adventure of the Scarlet Pimpernel

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Excerpt: ...he said gruffly, "give me the letter, or that five livres goes back into my pocket." "Five livres!" exclaimed the child with pathetic eagerness. "Oh, citizen!" The thin little hand fumbled under the rags, but it reappeared again empty, whilst a faint blush spread over the hollow cheeks. "The other citizen also gave me five livres," he said humbly. "He lodges in the house where my mother is concierge. It is in the Rue de la Croix Blanche. He has been very kind to my mother. I would rather do as he bade me." "Bless the lad," murmured Blakeney under his breath; "his loyalty redeems many a crime of this God-forsaken city. Now I suppose I shall have to bully him, after all." He took his hand out of his breeches pocket; between two very dirty fingers he held a piece of gold. The other hand he placed quite roughly on the lad's chest. "Give me the letter," he said harshly, "or
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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236718585
  • 9781236718587