The Unconscious Mummers; (Les Comediens Sans Le Savoir) and Other Short Stories

The Unconscious Mummers; (Les Comediens Sans Le Savoir) and Other Short Stories

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... tone. "We will be paid in full, and that in a way which you may not like. That was why I came to you first in a friendly spirit, as is right and fit between gentlemen" '" Oh! so that is how you understand it?" began Maxime, enraged by this last piece of presumption. There was something of Talleyrand's wit in the insolent retort, if you have quite grasped the contrast between the two men and their costumes. Maxime scowled and looked full at the intruder; Cerizet not merely endured the glare of cold fury, but even returned it, with an icy, cat-like malignance and fixity of gaze. '"Very good, sir, go out" 'Very well, good day, Monsieur le Comte. We shall be quits before six months are out." '" If you can steal the amount of your bill, which is legally due I own, I shall be indebted to you, sir," replied Maxime. "You will have taught me a new precaution to take. I am very much your servant." '"Monsieur le Comte," said Cerizet, "it is I, on the contrary, who am yours." 'Here was an explicit, forcible, confident declaration on either side. A couple of tigers confabulating, with the prey before them, and a fight impending, would have been no finer and no shrewder than this pair; the insolent fine gentleman as great a blackguard as the other in his soiled and mud-stained clothes. 'Which will you lay your money on?' asked Desroches, looking round at an audience, surprised to find how deeply it was interested. 'A pretty story!' cried Malaga. 'My dear boy, go on, I beg of you. This goes to one's heart.' 'Nothing commonplace could happen between two fighting-cocks of that calibre, ' added La Palferine. 'Pooh!' cried Malaga, 'I will wager my cabinetmaker's invoice (the fellow is...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236568192
  • 9781236568199