The Little Chimer; A Tale Volume 4

The Little Chimer; A Tale Volume 4

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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. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ...thathis intellects became from that momentin some measure deranged; but though at times he enjoyed lucid intervals, he ever afterwards continued imbeeile, and at length fell into a state of complete idiotism. His sons, the Count and Marquis, took advantage of this alienation of mind to manage him more than ever as they pleased. Dominique and his wife, who had been restored to favour, were at Marseilles in the house of their father, and lavished on him 0' pgy'token of filial tenderness; but Do minique, like the old_ count, possessed'a. weak judgment, and was far from suspecting the blows which were meditated; against him, His brother the count, 'and; his brother-in-law Prosper, werealready. the fathers of three children, when they, observed with consternation that Sophia. was in a fair way of becoming_ a mother. As the affairs relative to the succession of the old Baron de Saint Erbin were notyet settled, the two brothers trembled lest; the clause in the_ will which bequeathed part of the inheritance of the two fathers' to the child of Sophia should be executed. The deeds were in the hands of the public notaries, who only waited for the birth of the infant to put in force these terrible clauses', In this situation of things, cupidity, superadded to the hatred they already felt-towards this young and unfortunate cpuple, induced them to concur in devising a_project more atrocious than any which can be found in the annals of malignity. Sophia, who approached the period of her accouchernent, was, conformably to this in iquitous plan, carried away from a retired spot to which she had been inveigled. On her disappearance, her brothers affected great grief and astonishment; they even' feigned to go in...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236832337
  • 9781236832337