The Seven Cardinal Sins

The Seven Cardinal Sins

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Excerpt: ... as David had said, was protecting the little boat. They reached the dead waters without further accident. There danger ceased almost entirely. The preceptor, finding his watch at the prow no longer necessary, took the oars from the weary hands of Frederick, who hastened to make the unfortunate sufferers drink a little wine. Ten minutes after, the little boat landed upon the shore. CHAPTER XXXI. AT their disembarking David and Frederick found Madame Bastien. The young woman had assisted at a few of the episodes of this courageous salvage, by the aid of David's field-glass, leaving the scene, and taking another view by turns, as the danger seemed imminent or surmounted. Sometimes Marie found her strength unequal to the sight of the heroic struggle of her son, whom she could not encourage by word or gesture. Again, she would yield to the irresistible desire to know if Frederick had escaped the dangers which threatened him every moment. During this period of admiration, tears, transports, hope, and agonies of terror, Marie had more than one opportunity of judging of David's brave solicitude for Frederick, and it would be hardly possible to describe the joy of the young mother when she saw the little boat land, and welcomed not only David and her son, but the unfortunate sufferers whom they had so courageously rescued. But Marie's happiness became a sort of religious meditation when she learned from David that Raoul de Pont Brillant owed his life to Frederick. Thus had the unhappy child providentially expiated the crime of his attempted homicide. Thus disappeared from his life the only stain which his restoration had not been able utterly to efface. The farmer and his family, loaded with favours and the sympathetic care of Madame Bastien, were installed at the farm, for the miserable beings had nothing left in the world. Nor did that day or that night see the end of Madame Bastien's provident care. The highways, cut off by this sudden inundation...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236726855
  • 9781236726858