Notre Dame Des Flots. a Journey to the Grossglockner Mountain

Notre Dame Des Flots. a Journey to the Grossglockner Mountain

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...Dumont, and that of the aristocratic young officer, Arthur de Mersay." Blanche sat stunned and speechless, her lips and her whole face as white as death. At last, with a shuddering effort, she flung out her hands towards Dumont, and, clasping them, exclaimed, --"Mercy! mercy for that unfortunate man! "I fear," said the banker, "that you have not quite understood my little story." "For the sake of my child," cried the wretched woman, " mercy! pardon!" "Madam," he replied, "there was also a child in that story of Provence. I forgot to mention this. The child is lying in the same grave as its mother." Blanche fell upon her knees before him. "It is not for him that I pray," she said, "nor yet for me. I would bear it willingly for him, and for myself. But my poor helpless child--that she should be branded for a crime she has not committed! that the chain on the hand of the father should eat into the heart of Vol. Ii. 29 the daughter! and that her sinless steps should be through a world where every one will point to her as the offspring of a criminal! Her smile killed for ever! her life blighted before it begins! her dear frank eyes forbidden to look up into any human face without shame and fear! Ah! Monsieur Dumont, you will not thus condemn the innocent? The child has never wronged you, sir. You have not seen her--have not seen her smile; you do not know, you cannot tell; ah, if you could only see her smile, you would not be so hard!" She crept nearer to him and took his hand. "Monsieur Dumont! Monsieur Dumont! let me bring my little girl to you! Only wait till you have seen her. She has such beautiful hair! It is the colour that you like--the same golden...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236555414
  • 9781236555410