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    Victor Cherbuliez (Author)
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. 1874 Excerpt: ...,and left, and appeared to advance with great precaution. He wore in his buttonhole a bouquet of periwinkle, whose freshness contrasted with his thin cheeks and olive complexion. He bowed as on the evening before, with ceremonious gravity: and, seating himself near me,--'Poor Amadis has suffered greatly,' he said in a hollow voice, pointing to the suffering animal: and he gave me a lively picture of his woes, and pronounced a panegyric upon his miraculous talents, and gave me a detailed account of all the care he had given to his education. Then, having exhausted this subject, he fixed his sunken eyes upon me, sighed, and said,--'Madame, however interesting Amadis may be, it is not of him I wish to converse. A graver matter brings me here: and I am sure that you will excuse this step, when you learn the sentiment which dictated it. I am a stranger to you: but a curious freak of fortune has determined that the fate of this stranger should be bound to yours, and that you and I should have interests in common to protect '--'This seems to me as strange as it does to you,' I interrupted: ' and I confess you rouse my curiosity.' 'Have a little patience, madame,' he returned with another sigh, 'and learu first, that at a short distance from my chateau, and near the Berre, is a little villa which remained uninhabited for a good while. M. Mirveil, to whom it belonged, was for a long time con sul at one of the ports of the Levant. He came back three years ago, bringing with him his young wife, a Levantine of marvellous beauty. Pardon me, madame: I know that all beauty grows pale beside yours: but I venture to say, that, after yours, Madame de Mirveil has the most beautiful eyes in the world.' 'Go on, go on,' I said: 'tftis matter does not interest me much.' ' You are...
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  • PDF | 86 pages
  • Victor Cherbuliez (Author)
  • General Books LLC (11 Feb. 2012)
  • English
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