The Novels of Alexandre Dumas, Tr. by A. Allinson [And Others]

The Novels of Alexandre Dumas, Tr. by A. Allinson [And Others]

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...intruder without the latter perceiving him. Then, in a moment, the tender-hearted child's indignation vanished; the man was weeping. He might be thirty-six or forty years of age; he was small and delicately made, but seemed sinewy, and had a fine and strong face. His costume was as serious as his face; his green riding coat was buttoned up to the throat, showing an end of red ribbon. There was something military in his attitude and bearing. CHAPTER IX. AN instant sufficed Everard to make these observations, and he instantly felt an inexplicable sympathy for the stranger; perhaps on account of the tears he saw running down his cheeks. After gazing at him for some minutes with a pity mingled with respect, he said in his gentlest tones: "Blessed are they which mourn!" "Who speaks to me thus?" said the stranger, turning. "A child!... Do you belong to these parts, my friend?" "Yes, sir." "Then you can perhaps give me the information I seek. Tell me... but presently... my voice fails me; let me compose myself a little." "Yes, compose yourself, sir," said Everard, touched by this real grief. "compose yourself and weep as much as you will; tears are almost always good. You know the legend of the waters of this mountain?" He went on, speaking as though to himself: "A wicked and impious knight recounted his evil life to a holy hermit, not from penitence, but in derision. "' What could I ever do, my father, ' he said scoffingly, 'to blot out such and so many crimes!' "' You need only fill this gourd with water, ' replied the holy man. "' What, so little! and for this penance you will absolve me?' " When the gourd is full, you will be absolved; but give me your word...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236503481
  • 9781236503480