Martin, the Foundling; Or, the Adventures of a Valet-de-Chambre

Martin, the Foundling; Or, the Adventures of a Valet-de-Chambre

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...as you please in such places; and neither I nor my horses will complam. In ten minutes you will be there." And off we set for the Three Tuns. I now began to reflect, for the first time since the morning, that the expense of the coach, which I had engaged ever since my arrival, would considerably diminish my slender resources; but, having no accurate knowledge of Paris, that expense had been necessarily imposed upon me by the very nature of my researches. Seeing that these were now pretty nearly at an end, I at first resolved to discharge the coach; but then, yielding to an absurd and silly feeling--which, however, will be easily comprehended by all who have been similarly situated--I had not the courage to discharge the coach previous to being certain of meeting with Bamboche. And why did I keep this vehicle, at once so expensive and so useless to me? Because, knowing no one in that immense city, it seemed to me that the very coachman was no longer a stranger. No doubt, such an idea seems to me to be very absurd; but when I remember the frightful, the indescribable sensation with which I said to myself, 'If I do not meet with Bamboche tonight, I am alone in this immense city--alone, without resources, and not knowing a single person!' I can readily comprehend my having been in duced to regard the coachman almost as an acquaintance. Accordingly, when the coach stopped at the door of the Three Tuns, I said to the coachman, " Await me; I shall stop here for some time."--"Andyour bundle, master?" "Leave it in the coach."--" In order that it may be stolen, eh?--No, no, never fear; I will put it in one of my coffers for you. He must be a clever fellow that will purloin it from there." This thoughtful...show more

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  • Paperback | 382 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 680g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236580745
  • 9781236580740