La Comedie Humaine Volume 18

La Comedie Humaine Volume 18

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ..." Monsieur," he replied, when Corentin paused, " I do not wish to know who you are, for men who undertake such commissions have no name, --at any rate, none for me. I have allowed you to say what you had to say unchecked, for I am in my own house. You seem to me not devoid of sense; therefore listen to my dilemma." (A pause ensued, during which Lucien met with an icy glance the cat-like eyes which Corentin fixed on him.) " Either you are relying on statements ' that are absolutely false, and I ought to take no notice of them, or you are right in what you state; in which case, by giving you one hundred thousand francs I also give you the power to ask me for as many hundred thousands as you can find Saint-Denises to come and ask for them. In short, to put an end in one sentence to your very worthy negotiation, you are to know that I, Lucien do Rubempre, fear no man, inasmuch as I have nothing to do with such swindling as you speak of. I may add that, if the family of Grandlieu make difficulties, there are other young women of high rank who-are marriageable; and, in any case, there is no offence to me in remaining a bachelor." " If Monsieur l'Abbe' Carlos Herrera--" " Monsieur," said Lucien, interrupting Corentin, " the Abbe Carlos Herrera is at this moment on the road to Spain. He has nothing to do with my marriage, nor anything to say about my affairs. He is a diplomatist who has kindly helped me for some time past with his advice; but he has reports to make to his Majesty the King of Spain, and if you wish to speak to him you must follow him to Madrid." " Monsieur," said Corentin, curtly, " you will never be the husband more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236899717
  • 9781236899712