The Poor Relations, First Episode; Cousin Bette Volume 1

The Poor Relations, First Episode; Cousin Bette Volume 1

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...assistants. That's the way I will perform my obligation. Consider whether the dot paid in this way will meet your wishes, --take counsel of your strength--" "I feel that I have the strength to make a fortune for my wife single-handed, if everything else should fail! " exclaimed the noble artist. "That's what I like! " cried the baron, "ardent youth oppressed by no doubts! I would have overthrown whole armies for a wife! Very good," said he, taking the young sculptor's hand and shaking it warmly, "you have my consent. Next Sunday the contract, and the following Saturday at the altar; it's my wife's birthdayl" "All goes well, " said the baroness to her daughter with her face glued to the window, "your father and your intended are embracing." When he returned home that evening Wenceslas found the explanation of the enigma of his release; the concierge handed him a bulky, sealed package which contained the papers relating to his.debt with a release in due form indorsed at the foot of the judgment, and accompanied by the following letter: "My dear Wenceslas: "I went to see you this morning at ten o'cIock to present you to a royal highness who wishes to make your acquaintance. There I learned that the English had taken you off to one of theirlittle islands, the capital of which is called Clrthys Castle. "I at once called on Leon de Lora, to whom I said jokingly that you couldn't leave the country-house where you were for Jack of four thousand francs, and that your future would be compromised unless you exhibited yourself to your royal patron. Bridau, that man of genius, who has known what poverty is, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236817850
  • 9781236817853