The Son of Monte-Cristo
by Jules Hippolyte Lermina (9781150632747)

The Son of Monte-Cristo
 
Jules Hippolyte Lermina
Release Date: 21 December 2009
Format: Paperback
Pages: 246
ISBN: 9781150632747
ISBN-10: 1150632747



Subtitle: Sequel to the Wife of Monte-Cristo, and End of the Continuation to Alexander Dumas' Celebrated Novel of "the Count of Monte-Cristo" General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1884 Original Publisher: M. A. Donahue Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER XIII. WHILE these people were repairing the fatigues of their journey, a door opened very softly at the end of the room. But Schwann heard it. This door had access to the stairs which led to the upper floor. He instantly hastened toward the person, who stood half concealed. This man was about forty, small, and wearing a brown cloth coat, braided and trimmed with Astrachan. His vest was blue, as was a neckerchief. He wore straps and spurs -- a costume, in fact, in the last mode of 1825 -- and yet, no human being looked less like a dandy. His feet were huge, his hands ugly and bony. His face expressed timidity and hypocrisy. He took off his hat as Schwann approached. The stranger's eyes were half closed, as if the light from the long windows pained them -- in reality, he was examining each face at the table. "You want breakfast, sir, I presume?" asked the innkeeper. "Yea," said the other, "yes, yes," but he did not seem to have understood the question, although he took a seat at one of the tables. "Give me some brandy " he said. "I am expectingerne one, and when he comes you will serve our breakfast up-stairs." " Very good, sir I" And Sohwann walked away. " He is the intendant of some great lord, I fancy," he said to himself. Again the door opened, and two more customers appeared. One looked like a horse jockey, the other, though in citizen's dress, was without doubt an old Boldier. His heavy gray moustache imparted ...

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