The Abbé Constantin; (l'abbé Constantin)

Paperback | January 4, 2012

byLudovic Halévy

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1905. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX THE REWARD OF TENDER COURAGE was the loth of August, the day which should bring Jean back to Longueval. Bettina awoke very early, rose, and ran immediately to the window. The evening before, the sky had looked threatening, heavy with clouds. Bettina slept but little, and all nigh prayed that it might not rain the next day. In the early morning a dense fog enveloped the park of Longueval, the trees of which were hidden from view, as by a curtain. But gradually the rays of the sun dissipated the mist, the trees became vaguely discernible through the vapor; then, suddenly, the sun shone brilliantly, flooding with light the park, and the fields beyond; and the lake, where the black swans were disporting themselves in the radiant light, appeared as bright as a sheet of polished metal. The weather was going to be beautiful. Bettina was a little superstitious. The sunshine gives her good hope and good courage. "The day begins well, so it will finish well." Mr. Scott had come home several days before. Susie, Bettina, and the children waited on the quay at Havre for the arrival of his steamer. They exchanged many tender embraces; then, Richard, addressing his sister-in-law, said, laughingly: "Well, when is the wedding to be?" "What wedding?" "Yours." "My wedding?" "Yes, certainly." "And to whom am I about to be married?" "To Monsieur Jean Reynaud." "Ah! Susie has written to you?" "Susie? Not at all. Susie has not said a word. It is you, Bettina, who have written to me. For the last two months, all your letters have been occupied with this young officer." "All my letters?" "Yes, and you have written to me oftener and more at length than usual. I do not complain of that, but I do ask when you are going to present me with a brotherin-law?" He spoke jestingly, but Bet...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1905. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX THE REWARD OF TENDER COURAGE was the loth of August, the day which should bring Jean back to Longueval. Bettina awoke very ear...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217884725

ISBN - 13:9780217884723

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