Mated From The Morgue; A Tale Of The Second Empire

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byJohn Augustus O'shea

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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. 1889. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. THE BONE OF iCONTENTION. 'POOR Marguerite!' ejaculated O'Hara, when he had heard from his visitor an account of the scene in La Jeune France. 'So this was her kismet! Sic transit gloria Aspasice. Well, at all events, she may be more useful in death than ever she was in life. To think of Marguerite becoming a handmaid of science! The wilful wench! How she would glory in the thought of setting two men by the ears, if she could only learn it in the sphere she now adorns! But do you know, O'Hoolohan, on reflection, I can't help thinking you are in the wrong. How does it harm the woman to have her shin-bone ministering to the needs of literature? Ulric Zuingli bequeathed his skin to be made into a drum-head to rouse his followers; and Byron, if I'm not mistaken, was fond of taking his tipple out of a neatly-scooped skull.1 'Will you act for me? Right or wrong now the thing has gone too far for retreating.' 'I fear that is only too true. Of course I'll act for you. Let me see. You're sure he called you Mr. Insolent first.' 'Certain.' 'That's one point in our favour. As we are the offended party, we have the choice of weapons. Have you any preference?' 'Cavalry pistols. French duellists, as a rule, have a rooted dislike to facing a bullet. As for small swords, that's only child's play. A scratch, and honour is satisfied.' 'Cavalry pistols be it. I shall let you know the time and place of rendezvous, at four this afternoon, at your boarding-house.' 'All right,' said O'Hoolohan; 'meantime I shall go and take a look at the bears in the Jardin des Plantes.' 'There goes a character!' muttered O'Hara to himself, as his visitor descended the stairs. 'Hang me if I can fathom him!' The young Irishman dressed himself in his best, and was punctual in his call a...

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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. 1889. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. THE BONE OF iCONTENTION. 'POOR Marguerite!' ejaculated O'Hara, when he had heard from his visitor an account of th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217511813

ISBN - 13:9780217511810

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