Works in Baudry's Edition; -The Ancient Regime a Tale Volume N . 21

Works in Baudry's Edition; -The Ancient Regime a Tale Volume N . 21

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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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...will follow your directions to the letter; but we must all make haste, if you have other persons to see in Paris; for our time is very short, and the way long, I think. Oh, no, replied the commissary, tis not seven leagues. Quick horses and willing minds, and we shall accomplish the matter easily. Ernest asked him to repeat once more the directions he had given, and then left him to make hasty preparations for his journey. Those preparations, however, required consideration; for he had, in the first place, to engage some one to assist him; and in the next place, he had to communicate by letter to the Count do Castelneau both what had occurred and the course he was about to pursue. When he came to perform the latter part of the task, he found it much more difficult to execute than he had anticipated; for in the eagerness which he had felt for the deliverance of her he loved, he had totally forgotten to ask himself what title he had to interfere in the matter. He now rccollected, however, that that title might be questioned by others, and something told him that it might even be questioned by the Count de Castelneau himself; so that it was with some embarrassment, and after considerable thought, that he at length accomplished the undertaking. He told the count then that the letter from his father, which he enclosed, had reached him at Chanteloup, and that his absence from Paris at the time of its arrival had unfortunately prevented him from communicating it, before the count s departure for Versailles. He then went on to say, he had received information from good authority, that after having been induced to set out from Castelneau by a spurious letter, Mademoiselle de St. Morin had been subjected to...show more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236589092
  • 9781236589095