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The Conspirators The Chevalier d'Harmental   By: (1802-1870)

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THE WORKS OF ALEXANDRE DUMAS

THE CONSPIRATORS OR THE CHEVALIER D'HARMENTAL

Copiously Illustrated with elegant Pen and Ink and Wood Engravings, specially drawn for this edition by eminent French and American Artists

COMPLETE IN NINE VOLUMES

VOLUME SIX

NEW YORK PETER FENELON COLLIER, PUBLISHER 1893

THE CONSPIRATORS.

1. Captain Roquefinette 240 2. The Meeting 243 3. The Chevalier 247 4. A Bal Masque of the Period. The Bat 251 5. The Arsenal 257 6. The Prince de Cellamare 261 7. Alberoni 264 8. The Garret 269 9. A Citizen of the Rue du Temps Perdu 272 10. The Agreement 276 11. Pros and Cons 279 12. The Denis Family 285 13. The Crimson Ribbon 290 14. The Rue des bons Enfants 295 15. Jean Buvat 301 16. Bathilde 310 17. First Love 319 18. The Consul Duilius 325 19. The Abbe Dubois 331 20. The Conspiracy 335 21. The Order of the Honey Bee 338 22. The Queen of the Greenlanders 340 23. The Duc de Richelieu 344 24. Jealousy 348 25. A Pretext 352 26. Counterplots 355 27. The Seventh Heaven 360 28. Fenelon's Successor 363 29. The Prince de Listhnay's Accomplice 368 30. The Fox and Goose 372 31. A Chapter of Saint Simon 376 32. A Snare 378 33. The Beginning of the End 382 34. Parliamentary Justice 387 35. Man Proposes 391 36. David and Goliath 395 37. The Savior of France 400 38. God Disposes 408 39. A Prime Minister's Memory 412 40. Boniface 416 41. The Three Visits 420 42. The Closet 424 43. The Marriage in Extremis 427 Postscriptum 429

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

7. He attacked the captain with such fury that their swords engaged at the hilt.

8. D'Harmental.

9. He then returned to his work with all the eagerness of an artist.

10. The chevalier set Mirza to eat sugar.

11. Buvat found himself in a sort of laboratory, situated on the ground floor.

12. The body of the captain lay stretched on the floor, swimming in a sea of blood.

THE CONSPIRATORS; OR, THE CHEVALIER D'HARMENTAL.

CHAPTER I.

CAPTAIN ROQUEFINETTE.

On the 22d of March, in the year of our Lord 1718, a young cavalier of high bearing, about twenty six or twenty eight years of age, mounted on a pure bred Spanish charger, was waiting, toward eight o'clock in the morning, at that end of the Pont Neuf which abuts on the Quai de l'Ecole.

He was so upright and firm in his saddle, that one might have imagined him to be placed there as a sentinel by the Lieutenant General of Police, Messire Voyer d'Argenson. After waiting about half an hour, during which time he impatiently examined the clock of the Samaritaine, his glance, wandering till then, appeared to rest with satisfaction on an individual who, coming from the Place Dauphine, turned to the right, and advanced toward him... Continue reading book >>




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