Paris in America by Edouard LaboulayeParis in America by Edouard Laboulaye

Paris in America

byEdouard Laboulaye

Paperback | January 31, 2012

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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. 1863. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXX. THE SHORTEST OP THE BOOK ANT) MOST INTERESTING TO THE READER. I awakened in my bed CHAPTER XXXI. SOME INCONVENIENCES OP A VOYAGE TO AMERICA. On escaping from this danger, or rather nightmare, a little time was needed for mo to recognize myself. Where was I? In what country had my executioner cast me? The curtains of the bed were closed; I drew them aside. The chamber was sombre and mute; it was the silence and twilight of a sick-room. When my eyes had become accustomed to the obscurity, I looked around me. A table, covered with papers, books and pamphlets, piled up at random; a bookcase, filled with books, stitched, bound and in boards, some standing, others lying; a heap of old tomes, rising from the floor and forming a tottering pyramid which threatened every instant to fall--everything in its place; it was really my study. I was at Paris, in France, and at last home from my travels. Shall I confess it? this return to the centre of civilization gave me indifferent pleasure; I had gained a taste for liberty. I rang; Jenny entered on tiptoe, and asked in a low voice if I had called. "Most certainly, my dear; give me some light, I beg of you; this room is like a tomb." Jenny half opened the curtains and called Susan, who softly put her head in the door, then paused, and looked at me with an anxious eye. "Well, miss," said I, gaily, "haven't you a kiss for your father to-day?" Instead of throwing herself in my arms, she approached with a timid step, and took my hand, weeping. "How do you feel, papa?" murmured she. "Very well, my child, with the exception of the fatigue and excitement of the voyage." "Ah!" said Susan. "Ah!" said Jenny. There was in this cry so strange an accent that I gazed by turn at my wife and daughter; their countenances wer...
Title:Paris in AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217739105

ISBN - 13:9780217739108