Bardelys the Magnificent: Being an Account of the Strange Wooing Pursued by the Sieur Marcel de Saint-Pol, Marquis of Bardelys, and of the Things that in the Course of it Befell Him in Languedoc, in the Year of the Rebellion

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Grosset & Dunlap, 1905 - 286 pages
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Page 288 - Scaramouche.who fights equally well with tongue and rapier, who was "born with the gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.
Page 288 - ... this situation occupies the remainder of this romantic narrative. CAPTAIN BLOOD In his great galley, the Arabella, Peter Blood, driven by treachery from his quiet home, sailed the romantic waters of the Caribbean Sea, Admiral of a fleet of pirate ships. Superb, even beyond Morgan, he is a figure of romance such as you have not imagined even in the most colorful of your dreams.
Page 288 - ... stirring and swiftly moving stories of love, intrigue, and adventure that Sabatini has ever written. THE SNARE Wellington was out to save Portugal, but there were traitors In high places secretly opposing his methods and playing the spy for the enemy. All depended on secrecy and unity of action. Suddenly the drunken blunder of a young English officer gives the plotters their chance to upset the delicate balance.
Page 288 - Holles's fight for redemption, Sabatini tells in his finest style. BARDELYS THE MAGNIFICENT The hero, a handsome, reckless favorite of the French monarch Louis XIII, wagers his estate with a rival for the king's favor that he can win a beautiful heiress in the province of Languedoc whom his opponent...
Page 288 - At his wit's end for money, daily he becomes more impatient and embittered, until, careless of hie reputation, he decides to fling away honor as well, and undertakes for the Duke of Buckingham the abduction of a popular actress. Ofwhat happens thereafter, of a thrillIng duel and strange adventures, of Col.
Page 237 - I shifted the weight of my body from one leg to the other in order to give some relief to my aching limbs.

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