The Heart of Denise and Other Tales
"[...]sarcastic look that made my blood tingle, and almost gave me back my courage. In sharp contrast to the solemn black of Catherine's robes and the stern soldierly marshal was the figure of the King. Henri was dressed in his favourite colours, orange, green, and tan, with a short cloak of the same three hues hanging from his left shoulder. His pourpoint was open at the throat, around which was clasped a necklet of pearls, and he wore three ruffs, one such as we women wear, of lace that fell over the shoulders, and two smaller ones as stiff as starch could make them. He wore earrings, there were rings on his embroidered gloves, and all over his person, from his sleeves to the aigrette he wore on the little turban over his peruke, a multitude of gems glittered. On his left side, near his sword hilt, was a bunch of medallions of ladies who had smiled on him, and this was balanced on the other hand by an equally large cluster of charms and[...]."
- Paperback | 186 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 8.89mm | 290.3g
- 25 Apr 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations