Excerpt from A Father's Tales of the French Revolution: Comprising the King and Queen; The Royal Children; The Viscount's Family; Tommy, the English Orphan; And Marquis De Lafayette
While they were thus engaged, a noble. Looking gentleman entered the room. He was their father, the Dauphin, a man as distinguished for his virtues as for' his high rank. He listened for a few mo me'nts to the eager dialogue of the boys, who, becoming aware of his presence, sprang to embrace him, and refer their claims to his decision. But he, smilingly, refused to act as umpire.
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