The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova Volume 10

The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova Volume 10

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...in; like Bias, he bore all his fortune with him, but, in his case, it was carried under his arm. He introduced himself thus: " Madam, my name is Lambert, I come from Lorraine, and I wish to lodge here." "Very good, sir, but you must pay for your board and lodging every day." "That, madam, is out of the question, for I have not got a farthing, but I shall have some money-when I discover who I am." "I am afraid I cannot put you up on those conditions, sir." He was going away with a mortified air, when my heart was touched, and I called him back. " Stay," said I, " I will pay for you to-day." Happiness beamed over his face. "VVhat have you got in that little bundle? " said I. " Two shirts, a score of mathematical books, and some other trifles." I took him to my room, and finding him tolerably well educated, I asked him how he came to be in such a state of destitution. " I come from Strasburg," he replied, " and a cadet of a regiment stationed there having given me a blow in a coffee-house I paid him a visit the next day in his own room and stabbed him there. " After this I went home, made up my bundle, and left the town. I walked all the way and lived soberly, so that my money lasted till this morning. To-morrow I shall write to my mother, who lives at Luneville, and I am sure she will send me some money." " And what do you think of doing? " " I want to become a military engineer, but if needs must I am ready to enlist as a private soldier." "I can give you board and lodging till you hear from your mother." " Heaven has sent you in my way," said he, kissing my hand...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236947401
  • 9781236947406