The Giant's Gate, the Story of a Great Adventure Volume 2

The Giant's Gate, the Story of a Great Adventure 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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... the task he cared nothing. When France called him to serve her Republic, he had gone to the work with a wise man's sense of that magnificent responsibility. And now he gave to France of his best, even this sacrifice of sleep and rest. She, in her turn, had begun to repay him. Already, he thought to see the lining of that cloud of doubt and suspicion. There were anxious days to come, so much might not be denied; but in the main the French people were true to their ideals, true to themselves, true to the Republic. Next year, President Emile said, the great Exhibition would draw to the city countless thousands of his countrymen, who sought no Emperor, whose ambition was not a de'6dcle. The Palace was very silent, so silent that a bell, ringing loudly in one of the antechambers, sent rippling waves of sound down the corridors as though all its inmates had awakened to a sudden alarm. President Emile, putting down his pen to listen, heard an echo of steps upon the staircase below. Someone was coming to his cabinet, then! Grave news alone, he said, could bring a messenger at such an hour. It would be the Chef de la Sfirete or----But the question was unnecessary. The Chief of the Police himself, ushered in without ceremony, answered it. The President, leaning back iu his chair, did not pretend to conceal his amazement. "At this time, Mirbeau?" Monsieur Mirbeau, whose face was streaming with perspiration, could not even make a proper apology. "Monsieur!" he said; "at this time, if you please." "Then there is some news?" " Grave news, Monsieur! " The President took up his pen and signed the letter before him. He motioned to the Chef to take a chair. "I do not read...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236975480
  • 9781236975485