La Comtesse de Charny Volume N . 34

La Comtesse de Charny Volume N . 34

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...platform from which this new apostle, another Peter the Hermit, had preached the "Crusade of Liberty," and then passed out, each repeating the grim motto, Liliapedibus destrue. With the last brother's departure the lamp went out, and Cagliostro was left alone in silence and darkness, like those gods of India into whose mysteries he claimed to have been initiated two thousand years before. CHAPTER XXVII. WOMEN AND FLOWERS. Several months after the events just related, a carriage dashed up to the door of the Chateau du Marais about eight o'clock in the morning, and a gentleman, dressed entirely in black, alighted from it. An old servant, who seemed to have been awaiting this person's arrival very impatiently, hastened forward to meet him. "Ah, Doctor Gilbert, you have come at last!" he exclaimed. "What is the matter with him, my poor Teisch?" inquired the doctor. "Alas, monsieur, you will see," responded the valet. As he spoke, he led the way into the billiard-room, where the lamps were still burning, and then through the dining-room, where a table covered with flowers, empty bottles, fruit, and pastry gave evidence of a supper prolonged far into the night. Gilbert glanced sorrowfully at this scene of disorder, which showed how poorly his instructions had been obeyed; then, sighing, and shrugging his shoulders, he ascended the staircase which led up to Mirabeau's chamber on the floor above. "Here is Doctor Gilbert, monsieur," said the valet, as he entered. "The doctor!" exclaimed Mirabeau. "Why, it wasn't necessary to send for him for a mere trifle like this!" "Trifle!" murmured poor Teisch. "You can judge for yourself, monsieur." "Nevertheless, I am very...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236500962
  • 9781236500960