The Young Muscovite

The Young Muscovite

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...the Baron, when they had finished the piece of music, "you make me feel almost too happy!" Then, turning to Juliette, he said, "You have surpassed my fondest hopes. You have rendered me the happiest of men. Continue your labour of love, and henceforth look upon me as your second father." Juliette was too much affected by the kind expressions of this estimable husband and father to be able to utter a word of thanks, but it was evident that her silence arose from her fulness of heart. Whilst this interesting family scene was taking place inside the chateau, a crowd of peasants were coming up the long avenue, headed by a country-woman, who was holding the hand of a young man clad in an old military coat. "Long live the Baron de Granville!" "Long live our brave Colonel!" "Long live the young Muscovite!" they shouted at the pitch of their voices. The aged pastor went to meet the procession, and to inquire the cause of this great joy. He soon returned to the chateau, and, accompanied by Christine and Andre, entered the room where the Baron and his family were seated. "Here he is, madame; here he is!" said the happy Christine, pulling Andre forward. "He is now just home, and I would have him come here at once." The Colonel asked what it all meant. Then Christine, overcoming, in the excess of her joy, her natural timidity, began to tell the Baron how good Juliette and the Baroness, as well as Lucie, had been to her, and that it was entirely owing to the letter written by the Baroness that Andre had been released from the conscription. The generous Baron was delighted, and not only promised Andre a new suit of clothes, but also regular work as an under-gardener on his estate. He...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236853032
  • 9781236853035