The Romances of Alexandre Dumas; D'Artagnan Edition ... Volume 44

The Romances of Alexandre Dumas; D'Artagnan Edition ... Volume 44

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...of shelter supportable." "Your hospitality, Monsieur le Marquis, could not fail to gain from being exercised by such charming substitutes," replied Petit-Pierre, gallantly. "Humph!" grunted the marquis, protruding hie lower lip, "at any other time than this they would not be at a loss to provide a little recreation for their guests. Bertha, here, can pick up a scent or turn a boar with the beet, while Mary hasn't her equal in accurate knowledge of the haunts of the woodcock. But aside from some little skill at whist, which they get from me, I look upon them as decidedly ill equipped to do the honors of a drawing-room. And here we have been tied up in a hard and fast tete"a-t(te with our fire-brands," added M. de Souday, with a vicious kick at the specimens of that article on the hearth, which showed that his wrath still endured. "In my opinion, very few ladies at court can boast of as much grace and distinction as these damsels, and I assure you that there are none among them in whom these qualities are found in conjunction with the nobility of heart and mind of which your daughters have given proof, Monsieur le Marquis." "At court?" exclaimed the marquis, looking it Petit-Pierre in surprised inquiry. Petit-Pierre blushed and smiled, like an actor who has missed a point in the presence of a well-disposed audience. "I speak presumptively, Monsieur le Marquis," h said, with an embarrassment too marked to be assumed. "I say at court, because your daughters' names denote "Patience! patience! It's very easy for you to say that!" exclaimed the marquis, with a sigh. "You are young, and have time to wait; but as for me, who knows whether God will grant me...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236917375
  • 9781236917379