Babolain; A Novel

Paperback | January 30, 2012

byGustave Droz

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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. 1873. Excerpt: ... that is all. Seriously, I have promised to take you there." It really seemed to me that Prudent de la Sarthe was not making game of me. The adventure was marvellous. "Why," murmured my frightful pride, "why should not these very superior ladies have discovered the far from commonplace qualities of your mind? Do not your career, your title, your position, prove your moral worth? Why should this worth escape keen eyes? These are no frivolous, ignorant fashionable women, who judge a man by the cut of his coat. Besides, your dress is perfectly presentable. Come, Babolain, incorrigible trembler, lift up your head at last, the occasion is a solemn one; rise to the height of the circumstances." Pride told me all this, so that I answered with surprising ease: "No one can be more sensible of your kindness than myself. The ladies' indulgence overwhelms me, and I do not know how to tell you--but--" "Oh! no buts. I have given my word; you are expected, and in fact I came here this evening solely to look for you." "What! to look for me? It is impossible. Oh! no, no--To look for me?" "Of course. Isn't this Monday? Take your hat, the interval between the acts is nearly over." How was it that resistance seemed impossible, that the impassable gulf which had always separated me from society was suddenly filled up, and having taken my hat, I obediently followed the artist. Mme. Paline and her daughter occupied a very plain house on the Rue Saint Sulpice. On reaching the door, my companion took the lead and we ascended a narrow, ill-lighted staircase: I was agitated as if at the approach of a formidable examination; yet the staircase seemed like a good omen, it could only lead to patriarchal surroundings; what I dreaded most in the world,was a huge drawing-room blazing with ...

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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. 1873. Excerpt: ... that is all. Seriously, I have promised to take you there." It really seemed to me that Prudent de la Sarthe was not making ga...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217442730

ISBN - 13:9780217442732

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