Love the Avenger Volume 1

Love the Avenger Volume 1

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ... and was now red all over the temples to the nape of his neck. "Bon jour, Olivier! bon jour, Claire!" exclaimed the Duchesse de Varignan, sprinkling her words over them like scented water, and half smothering them in the huge puffs of blue silk and enormous bows of blue ribbon, which swelled and fluttered upon all sides of her looped-up dress; and she passed on without noticing the fact of her salutation having met with no return. "Who was that man?" asked the young Marquise. "What man? who?" stammered M. de Beauvoisin. "The man who spoke to you just now! " added Claire. "Oh! that man--well--a man I once had some dealings with--" and Olivier hesitated. "Some dealings with about wine," he said this hurriedly, and apparently glad to have caught hold of a reply. Claire felt that this was not true, but could pursue her inquiries no further. She was annoyed, and prevented from concentrating her attention, as she wished to do, upon higher things during the service in the church, by recurrence to the offensive presence of the fat, vulgar man who had dared to accost her husband in the public street. Her husband! the word then had some sense beyond that of the chief partner in a social enterprise? There was something in it that forced the wife into oneness of feeling with that one man and no other. Why? Claire could not have explained; but she suddenly thought of her child, and felt that no unpleasantness could disturb her son's father without forcing her to vibrate to its touch. ' In the child alone lies the unity between man and wife in France. CHAPTER XVI. Monsieur Mardonnet. Enucsrn a man as you will in France, keep him to his books, make inquisitors of his teachers, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236776550
  • 9781236776556