Selections from the World's Greatest Short Stories; Illustrative of the History of Short Story Writing, with Critical and Historical Comments

Selections from the World's Greatest Short Stories; Illustrative of the History of Short Story Writing, with Critical and Historical Comments

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...chance of saving his family from disgrace; at all events, Monsieur de Hengst, the Master of the Horse, was permitted to go off to the baron undisturbed, and break to him the intelligence of the accusation pending over the unfortunate chevalier. "It is possible that he expected some such dreadful catastrophe, for, after hearing Hengst's narrative (as the latter afterwards told me), he only said, ' Heaven's will be done! ' for some time refused to stir a step in the matter, and then only by the solicitation of his friend, was induced to write the letter which Maxime de Magny received at our play-table. " Whilst he was there, squandering the princess's money, a police visit was paid to his apartments, and a hundred proofs, not of his guilt with respect to the robbery, but of his guilty connection with the princess, were discovered there, --tokens of her giving, passionate letters from her, copies of his own correspondence to his young friends at Paris, --a1l of which the Police Minister perused, and carefully put together under seal for his highness, Prince Victor. I have no doubt he perused them, for, on delivering them to the hereditary prince, Geldern said that in olledience to his /ug/zness's orderr, he had collected the chevalier's papers; but he need not say that, on his honor, he (Geldern) himself had never examined the documents. His difference with Messieurs de Magny was known; he begged his highness to employ any other official person in the judgment of the accusation brought againstthe young chevalier. " All these things were going on while the chevalier was at play. A run of luck--you had great luck in those days, Monsieur de Balibari--was against him. He stayed and lost...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236882431
  • 9781236882431