The Life Work of Henri Rene Guy de Maupassant; Embracing Romance, Comedy & Verse, for the First Time Complete in English Volume 2
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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... able to find your man. My agents cannot put their hands on him." Ah! l felt my heart sinking. "But you have at least found his house?" l asked. "Yes, certainly; and what is more, it is now being watched and guarded until his return. As for him, he has disappeared." " Disappeared?" "Yes, disappeared. He ordinarily passes his evenings at the house of a female neighbor, who is also a furniture broker, a queer sort of sorceress, the widow Bidoin. She has not seen him this evening and cannot give any information in regard to him. We must wait until to-morrow." I went away. Ah! how sinister the streets of Rouen seemed to me, now troubled and haunted! I slept so badly that I had a fit of nightmare every time I went off to sleep. As I did not wish to appear too restless or eager, I waited till ten o'clock the next day before reporting myself to the police. The merchant had not reappeared. His shop remained closed. The commissary said to me: "l have taken all the necessary steps. The court has been made acquainted with the affair. We shall go together to that shop and have it opened, and you shall point out to me all that belongs to you." We drove there in a cab. Police agents were stationed round the building; there was a locksmith, too, and the door of the shop was soon opened. On entering, I could not discover my wardrobes, my chairs, my tables; I saw nothing, nothing of that which had furnished my house, no, nothing, although on the previous evening, I could not take a step without encountering something that belonged to me. The chief commissary, much astonished, regarded me at first with suspicion. "My God, Monsieur," said I to him, "the disappearance...
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