The Modern Scipio. the Silver Ring. Retribution. Lex Talionis

The Modern Scipio. the Silver Ring. Retribution. Lex Talionis

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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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...for dancing, to say nothing of the coquettish bravado familiar to pretty women, got the better of her prudence. " Why should I not dance?"--said she. "Am I to sit transfixed upon a bench all night, because this man chooses to torment me.?" And in a rash moment, she accepted the gracefully proffered hand of Bennezons. No sooner had they taken their place in the quadrille, than the flaming eyes and pallid face of Guibout stood before them. " You shall not dance, sir!"--said the republican, with ill-subdued feelings of indignation. The face of Bennezons became scarlet, as he whispered to his rival, "To-morrow I shall be at your orders. But remember, sir, that we are in the presence of a lady." "To-morrow, with all my heart. But in the interim, you shall not dance," said the hero, crossing his arms with a look of determination. Quick as thought, Mademoiselle de Chateauvieux seized the hand of Bennezons, who was about to raise it against the face of his aggressor. With the tact of a woman's instinct, she had from the beginning of the scene closely observed her partner; and while contemplating his noble attitude and fierce glances, his courage and beauty subdued her feelings. From that moment, she felt an interest in his fate. "I shall not dance any more," said she, timidly placing herself between the two adver-saries. " All further discussion, gentlemen, is useless. Follow me," whispered she to Bennezons. "I implore you--I command you." Bennezons assigned a favourable interpretation to her last reply, which began in solicitation, and ended in authority; for the supplications of women commit the person to whom they are addressed, while their...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236759222
  • 9781236759221