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.1913 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI THE GREEN-EYED MONSTER "En amour, il ne faut qu'une heure pour faire un Dieu d'un homme, un demon d'une femme." That night, when de Brissac went to his room, he sat down to meditate. He felt that the day had been full of hints, and that he must make sure of their significance. He was convinced that he had seen a snuff wrapper in Nell's mouth, he would have been as sure that Marie-Elise had not been open about the dog's return had he allowed himself to dwell on this, he was equally sure, and unreservedly this time, that the Gap was the first suitable spot for the shipping of arms that he had come across. He determined by hook or by crook to make his way there, and to examine it fully, carefully. He rose and went to the window. Without exactly telling himself so he knew that his expedition must be taken at night. But his room only looked into the courtyard. "Peste!" he muttered, and then he stood still, struck by a sudden notion. Had this particular room been given him on purpose? Could it have been? The conversation between Marie-Elise and Martha on the afternoon of his arrival returned to him. What did it point to? Could he have stumbled into the very midst of that which he had been sent to fathom? Was bis uncle elaborately deceiving him? No! Was F6licit6? As certainly not. Was Marie-Elise? He paused before that, and almost as quickly cried to himself that if she were had she not the right to help by all the means in her power the cause that she held to be that of righteousness? Surely! Surely! She might actively participate in the conveyance of every stock and barrel ever landed on the coast of Brittany and yet derogate in no way from her womanliness or her purity. Thinking that, and assuring himself that MarieElise was certainly no less admirab...
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