Denis Duval by William Makepeace ThackerayDenis Duval by William Makepeace Thackeray

Denis Duval

byWilliam Makepeace Thackeray

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1867. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. OUT OF THE DEPTHS. That last night which he was to pass upon earth, M. de Saverne spent in a little tavern in Winchelsea, frequented by fishing people, and known to Bidois, who, even during the war, was in the constant habit of coming to England upon errands in which Mons. Grandpapa was very much interested--precentor, elder, perruquier, as he was. The Count de Saverne had had some talk with the fisherman during the voyage from Boulogne, and more conversation took place on this last night, when the count took Bidois partly into his confidence: and, without mentioning the precise cause of his quarrel with M. de la Motte, said that it was inevitable; that the man was a villain who ought not to be allowed to pollute the earth; and that no criminal was ever more righteously executed than this chevalier would be on the morrow, when it was agreed that the two were to meet. The meeting would have taken place on that very night, but M. de la Motte demanded, as indeed he had a right to do, some hours for the settlement of his own affairs; and preferred to fight on French ground rather than English, as the survivor of the quarrel would be likely to meet with very rough treatment in this country. La Motte betook himself then to arranging his papers. As for the Count de Saverne, he said all his dispositions were made. A dowry,--that which his wife brought--would go to her child. His own property was devised to his own relations, and he could give the child nothing. He had only a few pieces in his purse, and, " Tenez," says he, "this watch. Should anything befal me, I desire it may be given to the little boy who saved my--that is, her child." And the voice of M. le Comte broke as he said these words, and the tears ran over his fingers. And the seaman wept too, as...
Title:Denis DuvalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217830420

ISBN - 13:9780217830423