The Women of Paris, by the Author of 'Women of London'

The Women of Paris, by the Author of 'Women of London'

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...DISLIKE TO RAMASSEUR--INSUBORDINATION IN THE RANKS RAMASSEUR FALLS INTO BAD HABITS, HE FEELS THE LOSS OF HIS SWEETHEART ACUTELY, AND ENDEAVOURS TO FIND FORGETFUL NESS IN THE PUBLIC-HOUSE HE STUMBLES AGAINST ERNEST MONTMARCY. The Marquis de Santon-Complin. did not forget the information that Marie Chevreuse had given him respecting her lover, Ramasseur. Although the Marquis was not exactly a narrow-minded man, he nevertheless took a profound dislike to the soldier simply because he was the lover and accepted suitor of Marie. The girl had told him so, and she had admitted that she reciprocated his affection and loved him fondly in return. In fact, she preferred a common soldier to a nobleman and a gentleman. He argued that if he could contrive to remove Ramasseur, to degrade or disgrace him, to cause him to become a ruffian and a blackguard, he would disgust Marie, and that, getting over the love of her youth she would be more likely to allow her affections to rest upon her more exalted admirer. Riding into the spacious court-yard of the barracks, Colonel de Santon-Complin spoke to his brother officers as the men were mustered on parade. Dismounting from his horse, the colonel inspected the Bamasseur on Parade. 161 accoutrements of the men, and called the attention of the sergeant to any defects he was able to detect. Making a dead stop opposite Ramasseur, he eyed him all over and said, " Sergeant!" The sergeant saluted. "That man seems very dirty." "Begging your pardon, sir, there is not, as a rule, a cleaner or more tidy man in the regiment.' "What do you call him now?" The sergeant made no response. It happened unfortunately that since the mysterious disappearance of Marie Chevreuse, Ramasseur had been so...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236537092
  • 9781236537096