My Uncle Barbassou (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from My Uncle Barbassou No, really, my dear Louis, I am not dead, nor ruined, nor turned pirate or monk, as you suspect in explana tion of my non-appearance at your studio for the last four months. No, my wonderful inheritance has not taken wings, subtle scoffer! I am living neither on the shore of the blue waters of China, nor the red ones of Ocean ica, nor the white ones of Lapland. My yacht is still in port, and does not bear me over the vasty deep. It is in vain for you, therefore, to indulge in eccentric and laborious speculations as to my uncle's will; your ironies ﬂy wide of their mark. The will is the most astonishing thing of its kind that has ever passed through the hands of a notary, and your poor imagination could never invent such surprising adventures as those into which this stamped document has led me. In the first place, to enable your feeble intellect to rise to the height of such a subject, I must, I confess, enlighten you a little as to The Corsair, as you called him when you met him in Paris last winter, for only through a knowledge of his singular life can you man. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Paperback | 286 pages
- 152 x 229 x 15mm | 386g
- 20 Jan 2018
- Forgotten Books
- 34 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white