The Monk's Pardon; A Historical Romance Of The Time Of Philip Iv. Of Spain. From The French Of…

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byRaoul De Navery

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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. 1883 Excerpt: ...flagon of wine, and while Jos6 was still watching the garden wall, over which Alonso had passed, Tarifa and his two companions appeared at the door and entered unannounced. Jose recognized one of them as the judge who had pronounced sentence upon him at his trial, and an involuntary smile crossed his lips. He was not sorry to see this judge, who had been more than severe to him, about to commit himself to the arrest of an innocent man. He was, moreover, prepared to enjoy his surprise and vexation when he learned that he whom he sought had escaped. Tarifa's air of triumphant self-importance was indescribable. He had so ridiculed the judge at Madrid, who, when he was in the very act of taking the murderer of Mercedes to prison, had found in his stead a peaceful guitar player, whose face was radiant with joy and triumph at the escape of the real criminal. He took no pains to conceal his delight under that air of stern devotion to duty usually assumed by magistrates on such occasions. His joy shone out in every feature of his face, and in every curve of his short and portly figure. With a gesture of ineffable self-complacency he waved his companions aside, that he might enter first, and have the honor of laying his hand upon the shoulder of a wretch already doomed to the darkest dungeon in Valencia. Jose was in the vestibule. Tarifa asked him: "This house belongs to Milagro?" "Yes, your excellency." "Where is he just now?" "In his own room." "Has he a strange tenant?" "Yes, Sefior, a painter." "Observe!" said Tarifa, turning to his colleagues. They bowed with a deference which ill concealed a certain jealousy. "And this painter?" "Is now at work in his studio." Tarifa made...

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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. 1883 Excerpt: ...flagon of wine, and while Jos6 was still watching the garden wall, over which Alonso had passed, Tarifa and his two companions a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:May 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217765165

ISBN - 13:9780217765169

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