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The Barber of Paris   By: (1794-1871)

The Barber of Paris by Charles Paul de Kock

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THE WORKS OF

CHARLES PAUL DE KOCK

The Barber of Paris

TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH BY EDITH MARY NORRIS

The C. T. Brainard Publishing Co.

Boston New York

COPYRIGHT, 1903, BY

THE FREDERICK J. QUINBY COMPANY

All rights reserved

LOUIS E. CROSSCUP Printer Boston, Mass., U. S. A.

CONTENTS

VOLUME I

CHAPTER I PAGE The Barber's House 1

CHAPTER II The Great Nobleman and the Barber 14

CHAPTER III Blanche. A History of Sorcerers 35

CHAPTER IV The Chevalier Chaudoreille 54

CHAPTER V The Music Lesson 74

CHAPTER VI The Lovers. The Gossips 87

CHAPTER VII Intrigues Thicken 106

CHAPTER VIII Conversation by the Fireside 129

CHAPTER IX The Closet. The Abduction 140

CHAPTER X The Little House. A New Game 155

CHAPTER XI The Pont Neuf. Tabarin 177

CHAPTER XII A Nocturnal Adventure 189

CHAPTER XIII The Tête à Tête 198

CHAPTER XIV Ursule and the Sorcerer of Verberie 218

CHAPTER XV Love and Innocence. A Shower of Rain and the Talisman 239

CHAPTER XVI How Will It End 260

VOLUME II

CHAPTER I

Who Could Have Expected It? 1

CHAPTER II

Happy Moments 23

CHAPTER III

A Day with Chaudoreille 38

CHAPTER IV

The Little Supper 54

CHAPTER V

Having Money and Power One May Dare Everything 74

CHAPTER VI

The Rendezvous. Strokes of Fortune. The Hotel de Bourgogne. The Sedan Chair 102

CHAPTER VII

Poor Urbain 126

CHAPTER VIII

The Château de Sarcus 135

CHAPTER IX

The Meeting. Projects of Revenge 164

CHAPTER X

The Little Closet Again 183

CHAPTER XI

The Storm Brews 197

CHAPTER XII

The Return to the Château 212

CHAPTER XIII

The Marquis Visits Blanche at Night 226

CHAPTER XIV

Urbain's Visit to the Marquis. Chaudoreille's Last Adventure 242

CHAPTER XV

Julia's Story. What was Contained in the Portfolio 258

CHAPTER I

THE BARBER'S HOUSE

Upon a certain evening in the month of December, of the year one thousand six hundred and thirty two, a man walked at a rapid pace down the Rue Saint Honoré and directed his steps towards the Rue Bourdonnais.

The individual appeared to be forty years old or thereabouts; he was tall as to his figure and sufficiently good looking as to his face; the expression of the latter, however, was rather austere and at times even melancholy; and in his black eyes might sometimes be noted an ironical light, which belied the suspicion of a smile... Continue reading book >>




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