The Masked Venus; A Story of Many Lands Volume 2

The Masked Venus; A Story of Many Lands Volume 2

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...Another! Irene gazed furtively around!--"Those boxes are heavy enough to sink at once!--thanks to their goldbronze mountings! "Now! I am safe!" She regained her carriage. "I will pack these gems in a sealed case! They shall be in Bleichroder's Bank at Berlin in three days! They are a queen's ransom! Then I am beyond detection! For he gave them to me alone! He would not dare to reveal the secret! Where did he get them? They are royal!" Hastily concealing the priceless jewels on her arrival, "Mees Isabel" descended to meet, with her provoking smiles, the fiery glances of her lover Demidoff. A long night of uneasy dreams was over at last.--Discreetly robed in black, the intending fugitive walked forth, alone, unattended!-Her Tartar lover, after a battle night at the Yacht Club, was dreaming of the wild games, where thousands of roubles changed hands, without a murmur! "I was wise to make Berlin my only place of deposit!--Bleichroder is safe beyond doubt; and their German caution is proverbial!" "Mees Isabel" muttered. In half an hour, she left the agency. "I can always reach Berlin; it is safer for me than France, England, or Italy; and, should I be pursued, I can close affairs with them from any respectable Bank, in the travelled world!--How fortunate!" She strode along, a radiant goddess; for the manager said: "Our head clerk goes to Berlin to-day, at noon, on confidential business, (about the new loan, )"--he lowered his voice!--"In two days, you shall have a return dispatch here! Will you call?" The Diva assented, for she had already the package receipt in her pocket!--She had taken the precaution to walk. Joyously a'riw'ng at...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236892860
  • 9781236892867