Maurice Tiernay, the Soldier of Fortune Volume 2

Maurice Tiernay, the Soldier of Fortune 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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...me to speak of, nor for you to hear; tell me of yourself. The mre says that you have had more than your share of Worldly vicissitudes. There, sit down, and let me hear your story from your own lips." He pointed to a seat at his side, and I obeyed him at once; for, somehow, there was an air of command effell in the gentlest tones of his voice, and I felt that 111s age and his suiferings were not the only claims he Possessed to influence those around him. _ With all the brevity in my power, my story lasted _tlll above an hour, during which time the (lount only 1nterrupted me once or twice by asking to which Colonel Mahon I referred, as there were two of the name; and again by inquiring in what circumstances the emigre family were living as to means, and whether they appeared to derive any of their resources from France. These were pointsI could give no information upon, and I plainly perceived that the Count had no patience for a conjecture, and that, where positive knowledge failed, he instantly passed on to something else. When I came to speak of Ettenheim his attention became fixed, not suifering the minutest circumstance to escape him, and even asking for the exact description of the locality, and its distance from the towns in the neighbourhood. The daily journeys of the Prince, too, interested him much, and once or twice he made me repeat what the peasant had said of the horse being able to travel from Strasbourg without a halt. I vow it puzzled me why he should dwell on these points in preference to others of far more interest, but I set them down to the caprices of illness and thought no more of them. H1s daily life, his conversation, the opinions he expressed about France, the questions he used to ask, were all...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236789342
  • 9781236789341