The Novels of Balzac, Volume 17

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Gebbie Publishing Company, Limited, 1900

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Page 295 - Napoleon no longer lives. I remained faithful to Him after taking the oath; but now I am at liberty to offer my services to His Majesty. If your Excellency would condescend to explain my conduct to His Majesty, the King will understand that it has conformed to the laws of honor, if not to those of the realm. The King, who thought it but natural that his aide-de-camp, General Rapp, should mourn for his former master, will no doubt be equally indulgent to me. Napoleon was my benefactor. "I therefore...

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