Stories By English Authors: France (Selected by Scribners) by Stanley John Weyman

Stories By English Authors: France (Selected by Scribners)

byStanley John Weyman, Ouida, Wilkie Collins...

Kobo ebook | November 27, 2011

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It was late in November, 1456. The snow fell over Paris with rigorous, relentless persistence; sometimes the wind made a sally and scattered it in flying vortices; sometimes there was a lull, and flake after flake descended out of the black night air, silent, circuitous, interminable. To poor people, looking up under moist eyebrows, it seemed a wonder where it all came from. Master Francis Villon had propounded an alternative that afternoon, at a tavern window: was it only pagan Jupiter plucking geese upon Olympus? or were the holy angels moulting? He was only a poor Master of Arts, he went on; and as the question somewhat touched upon divinity, he durst not venture to conclude. A silly old priest from Montargis, who was among the company, treated the young rascal to a bottle of wine in honour of the jest and grimaces with which it was accompanied, and swore on his own white beard that he had been just such another irreverent dog when he was Villon's age.
Title:Stories By English Authors: France (Selected by Scribners)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 27, 2011Language:English

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ISBN - 10:2819938906

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