The Works of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield; Contarini Fleming, V.1 Volume 5

The Works of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield; Contarini Fleming, V.1 Volume 5

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...student offered but poor prey. He would have passed me unnoticed had I not sought his acquaintance, and he was a sufficiently good judge of human nature speedily to discover that I was not likely to betray him.' 'And what sort of a man is he?' asked the young noble. 'Is he young?' 'Very.' 'Well, I think this is the most extraordinary incident that ever happened!' observed the Count. 'It is most interesting, ' added the Countess. 'Whatever may be his rank or appearance, it is all up with him by this time, ' remarked an old gentleman. I doubt it, ' I replied, mildly, but firmly. 'Doubt it! I tell you what, if you were a little older, and knew this forest as well as I do, you would see that his escape is impossible. Never were such arrangements. There is not a square foot of ground that will not be scoured, and stations left on every cross road. I was with the commanding officer only yesterday. He cannot escape.' 'He cannot escape, ' echoed a hitherto silent guest, who was a great sportsman. 'I will bet any sum he is taken before the week is over.' 'If it would not shock our fair hostess, Count Prater, ' I rejoined, 'rest assured you should forfeit your stake.' My host and his guests exchanged looks, as if to ask each other who was this very young man who talked with such coolness on such extraordinary subjects. But they were not cognisant of the secret cause of this exhibition. I wished to introduce my self as a man to the Countess. I wished her to associate my name with something of a more exalted nature than our nursery romance. I did not, indeed, desire that she should conceive that I was less sensible to her influence, but I was determined she should feel that her influence was exercised over no ordinary being. I felt that my bold move had more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236582845
  • 9781236582843