The gallant rogue

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byBurton Kline

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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. 1921. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV GREAT warriors, great poets, even horses fleeter than their brothers, and men shrewd above their kind are not always distinguished by marks which set them off unmistakably from the crowd; otherwise Canardin, lean, lithe, and alert as he was, might have passed as a nobody--which, in truth, the modest fellow was often content to do--and Trevours would have been hailed at once, from his bulk, his raiment, and his manner, as the final effort of our common Creator. The man whom Canardin now smiled upon was of towering height and clearly of corresponding strength. His bronze face was stern to the pitch of ferocity, an effect carefully fixed and even enhanced by a pair of formidable mustachios and a sharply pointed beard. Merely to look into his eye, steely blue and piercing, required an abundance of courage. And strictly in keeping with all this was the gentleman's voice. "Did I hear Monsieur mention the fellow Canardin?" this person boomed in a menacing manner, as he now mounted closer on the steps. It was a ticklish moment. Like a hawk Canardin kept watch on this newcomer, for any light of recognition in his eyes. Neither did Canardin lose sight of the numerous guard gazing up from the street in some excitement. One other swift glance he spared for some possible, last, desperate avenue of flight, this way or that, if it transpired that he had been trapped. "What Monsieur may have overheard," said Canardin freezingly, haughtily, as became the situation, "is of little interest to me. I should say, however," he added, even more icily, "that Monsieur had Monsieur Canardin very much on his mind." On the next instant the tension was suddenly relaxed for Canardin. With an evident respect for the nasty tongue of another of these annoying notary persons, th...

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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. 1921. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV GREAT warriors, great poets, even horses fleeter than their brothers, and men shrewd above their kind are not alway...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217296149

ISBN - 13:9780217296144

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