One Year of Pierrot

One Year of Pierrot

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...can we go?" I said. "The police can search the villages," said Gas-ton. "But they cannot search the mountains. Where do the wolves go when men are hunting them?" "But we are not wolves," I said. "No?" said Gaston in a voice I shall never forget. " I myself have felt like a wolf when men were after me. But the devil take their souls, I have given them many fine runs through these mountains and am ready for another." "It might be better if I returned," I said. "To the Count?" said Gaston. "No," I said. "Not until Monsieur Jack Martin comes back." Two days ago my Pierrot and I were with the world against Gaston Battaille, and within this brief time it came about that Pierrot and I were with Gaston against the world. It is very strange how such things happen, and if one has been through them, it gives one great pity for everyone and makes one slow to judge. After breakfast Gaston bade me dress my Pierrot in his warmest clothes and to take what I needed for him and myself for two days. "You will not find many things in this hotel where we are going," he said. Gaston was as happy as a boy. I think he liked to do things like this. For him it was like a game. He put food into a knapsack, which he threw over his shoulder. He carried also a basket. To his Grandmother Battaille he said he was to take us home and might be away two or three nights. "Have a care of yourself, my Gaston," she I kissed Grandmother Battaille upon her cheeks and thanked her for what she had done for my Pierrot and then, with my baby in my arms, I followed Gaston out of the house. CHAPTER XXVIII NO one saw us leave the village but it would not have mattered if they had, for no one here answered questions of strangers about Gas-ton Battaille. We continued along the mountain road for...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236672852
  • 9781236672858