An American citizen

Paperback | May 14, 2012

byMadeleine Lucette Ryley

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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. 1898 Excerpt: ...He has never been more sober--more abominably sober than at the present moment. That is his chief lament. For the first time in his life he has this afternoon ardently desired to get--well--merry. "Beresford Carew, Esquire." The letter has been sent by hand. The people of the Cascade must have forwarded it. Why didn't that fool of a waiter mention it when he first came. He knows the writing. He has seen it before--once--on a Christmas card. He breaks the envelope nervously, and reads the short letter two or three times before putting it in his pocket. So--she leaves Nice to-morrow. Then she knows that her--her--fiance is alive, and she is going away. Yes--to see him. "And to spare her pride I am to pretend that it is I who wish for freedom"--muses Mr. Carew. Yes, he has promised all this, and there is but one thing for him to do--to keep his promise. He gives a short laugh. Well, it need not prevent his taking that cold shampoo. With this matter-of-fact conclusion he retires into that portion of the suite which is, strictly speaking, dedicated to the use of Mademoiselle Annette. That young lady is still engaged in her detective mission down in the Hotel bureau. The presiding genius thereof has made her acquainted with the femme de chambre who attends to the wants of the three English ladies in number 21. From this young person Annette has gleaned al! sorts of minute and unnecessary particulars--she has not read Garboriau for nothing--regarding these guests. Indeed the examination has been conducted in such an artfully artless manner that the chambermaid is fully convinced that her patronesses are wanted by the police, and she takes an early opportunity of confiding to her friend, a valet on the entresol, that a crime--a tragedy--Mon Dieu...

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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. 1898 Excerpt: ...He has never been more sober--more abominably sober than at the present moment. That is his chief lament. For the first time in ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:May 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217774202

ISBN - 13:9780217774208

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