The traitor's way

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F.A. Stokes Company, 1901 - 329 pages
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Page 54 - God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
Page 209 - I softly tiptoed upstairs to the studio. Rembrandt, still in his mourning clothes, a long veil of black crape hanging down from his hat and black gloves on his hands, but completely oblivious of the world around him, was busy painting. I went up to him and put my hand on his shoulder, but he never turned his head and I don't think he noticed me.
Page 235 - ... and it was as much as I could do to restrain myself from letting fly at him, which I also knew meant at least six months in jail.
Page 232 - And so have I, but at a somewhat late hour. Would nine suit you?" "Excellently, monsieur, and there is good ground behind Ste. Croix, I believe." "I know a better spot — the garden of the Jacobins. We shall be safe from interruption there." I started slightly at the words, and noticed, too, that Richelieu observed me, for he looked at me keenly as I answered: "As you please, monsieur; but will it not be necessary to pass through the Priory to get to the garden?
Page 226 - This will take you into the gallery," he said. "You will find little Crequy in waiting at the other end, and he will tell you more than I can. I never venture there, so now say au revoir!
Page 235 - I am afraid the past year has not improved me. I have changed much in heart and feelings. I am no longer a boy.
Page 215 - And, flinging his cards on the table, he rose and took us by the hands. Except that he was pale and thin with his confinement, he seemed as much at his ease there, with death hanging over him, as if he were receiving us in his own chateau of Germiny.
Page 249 - I, too, was face to face with a left-handed man. I saw at once the disadvantage at which I was placed, and grew hot with anger as Richelieu mocked me. "I also can use the left hand, monsieur, but it brings the heart too near the point," and he ripped me just over the heart at the last words. I do not know why, but I felt that he had spared me, and, sick with anger and shame, flew at him like a...
Page 225 - Ha! The usual stories when no one knows anything, I suppose." "Nevertheless, there is something afoot — and Richelieu swears they mean to hasten the execution of the Prince." "Richelieu! He would be likely to know." "Probably, but I never trust Richelieu. He appears to have fallen into some sort of disgrace since last evening, for de Bailleul is on guard at the council chamber, and I know that he was refused an audience by the Queen-Mother this morning.
Page 307 - But he shall be freed, or you, Monsieur of Arles, will answer for it." And now I could wait to hear no more. My scattered senses were recovering themselves. I could not linger until all knew my shame, and this they would know soon enough, for such things travel like lightning from mouth to mouth. Lorgnac was still near to me. He still believed me to be a man of honor. He would help me once more, and bending forward I said to him: "Monsieur! Can you get me out of this? I — I must go.

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