Every Man His Own Trumpeter (volume 3)

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byGeorge Walter Thornbury

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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. 1858. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. WHERE THERE'S A WILL THERE'S A WAY. The game seemed now a little turning. We had discovered that Lazare still possessed the original order, so that if the disappearance of his miserahle accomplice did not rouse his suspicions, and I could once confront him in the presence of Catinat, and have him searched, the evidence of his guilt would be found on him, and I should rise once again to take my seat on the fair throne of pure honour. But I had to save Aurora; his coils were tightening around her; the very breath of the monster was heating her face. I hardly dared trust the word of so worthless a vagabond as Laroche for the true plans of the intended abduction. I knew that my Aunt Diana was not aware of his vile proposals to Aurora, to sell her honour to purchase my safety. But still, I did not know how far she might, alarmed at the drag the Abbe put on the convent scheme, have consented to Aurora's being carried there by force through Lazare's instrumentality, nor whether this carrying off was to hurry her to a shameful marriage, or to drag her to some vile polluted convent, of which such a debauched wretch as Leroux was the superintendent and confessor. I was uncertain, nor did I see how to find my way out of such a wood of difficulties. Then the forged will again. In case of Aurora's marriage with Lazare, that would be a means of beggaring the Abbe--which might be a revenge, if he was Lazare's personal enemy or hindrance. But why would a villain, selfish as all villains are, enrich a mere instrument of his. These things put me to the rack of doubt. So many dark cross villainies, and no pointing sunbeam to guide me to the right. "Would he, deceiving my bigot aunt, carry off Aurora before I could bar the way with my strong sword--hurry her into...

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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. 1858. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. WHERE THERE'S A WILL THERE'S A WAY. The game seemed now a little turning. We had discovered that Lazare still poss...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217831273

ISBN - 13:9780217831277

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