La Comedie Humaine Volume 27

La Comedie Humaine Volume 27

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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: ...cold herself, Mademoiselle de Verneuil recollected the poor soldier behind the carriage, and insisted, against his remonstrances, in taking him into the carriage beside Francine. The sight of Fougeres drew her for a time out of her reflections. The sentinels stationed at the Porte Saint-Leonard refused to allow ingress to the strangers, and she was therefore obliged to exhibit the ministerial order. This at once gave her safety in entering the town, but the postilion could find no other place for her to stop at than the Poste inn. " Madame," said the Blue whose life she had saved. " If you ever want a sabre to deal some special blow, my life is yours. I am good for that. My name is Jean Falcon, otherwise called Beau-Pied, sergeant of the first company of Hulot's veterans, seventy-second half-brigade, nicknamed ' Les Mayeneais.' Excuse my vanity; I can only offer you the soul of a sergeant, but that 's at your service." He turned on his heel and walked off whistling. " The lower one goes in social life," said Marie, bitterly, "the more we find generous feelings without display. A marquis returns me death for life, and a poor sergeant--but enough of that." When the weary woman was at last in a warm bed, her faithful Francine waited in vain for the affectionate good-night to which she was accustomed; but her mistress, seeing her still standing and evidently uneasy, made her a sign of distress. " This is called a day, Francine," she said; " but I have aged ten years in it." The next morning, as soon as she had risen, Corentin came to see her and she admitted him. " Francine," she exclaimed, " my degradation is great indeed, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236854578
  • 9781236854575