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Pride one of the seven cardinal sins   By: (1804-1857)

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[Illustration: 'Here Is a Very Important Letter']

Pride

One of the Seven Cardinal Sins

By Eugene Sue

Illustrated with Etchings by Adrian Marcel

In Two Volumes

Dana Estes & Company Publishers

Boston

Copyright, 1899

BY FRANCIS A. NICCOLLS & CO.

THE SEVEN CARDINAL SINS

PRIDE

CONTENTS.

Vol. I.

CHAPTER PAGE

I. THE OLD COMMANDER 13

II. THE BRAVE DUKE 24

III. THE DINNER IN THE ARBOUR 32

IV. THE DUCHESS 41

V. THE LION OF THE BALL 54

VI. THE DUEL 66

VII. THE PRETTY MUSICIAN 73

VIII. THE UNHAPPY SECRET 79

IX. THE PRIVATE INTERVIEW 89

X. REVELATIONS 96

XI. THE PURSE OF MONEY 106

XII. A VAIN INTERVIEW 115

XIII. UNEXPECTED CONSOLATION 125

XIV. THE SOLEMN COMPACT 136

XV. A GLORIOUS DREAM 145

XVI. AN INCOMPREHENSIBLE REFUSAL 154

XVII. PRESUMPTION AND INDIGNATION 161

XVIII. A PURELY BUSINESS TRANSACTION 171

XIX. IN M. DE MORNAND'S STUDY 177

XX. ATTENTIONS TO THE HEIRESS 185

XXI. THE HUNCHBACK MEETS THE HEIRESS 195

XXII. AN ORGY OF SINCERITY 204

XXIII. AN INVOLUNTARY AVERSION 213

XXIV. AN UNWELCOME VISITOR 224

XXV. MATRIMONIAL INTENTIONS DISCLOSED 232

XXVI. THE COMMANDER'S ADVICE 242

XXVII. THE ABODE OF THE DUCHESS 251

XXVIII. A SACRED MISSION 261

XXIX. HUMILIATION AND CONSOLATION 273

XXX. AN APOLOGY ACCEPTED 283

XXXI. THE PRIVATE STAIRWAY 293

XXXII. UNBURDENING THE HEART 302

XXXIII. THE THREE RIVALS 310

XXXIV. TORMENTED BY DOUBTS 321

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

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"'HERE IS A VERY IMPORTANT LETTER'" Frontispiece

"RAN HIS BLADE THROUGH HIS ANTAGONIST'S RIGHT ARM" 69

"SHE HELD OUT THE BANK NOTE" 130

"'I WILL GO AND TRY TO FIND THAT YOUNG COXCOMB'" 278

PRIDE.

CHAPTER I.

THE OLD COMMANDER.

Elle avait un vice, l'orgueil, qui lui tenait lieu de toutes les qualités.[A]

[A] She had one fault, pride, which, in her, answered in place of all the virtues.

COMMANDER BERNARD, a resident of Paris, after having served under the Empire in the Marine Corps, and under the Restoration as a lieutenant in the navy, was retired about the year 1830, with the brevet rank of captain.

Honourably mentioned again and again for his daring exploits in the maritime engagements of the East Indian war, and subsequently recognised as one of the bravest soldiers in the Russian campaign, M. Bernard, the most unassuming and upright of men, with the kindest heart in the world, lived quietly and frugally upon his modest pension, in a little apartment on one of the least frequented streets of the Batignolles.

An elderly woman, named Madame Barbançon, had kept house for him ten years or more, and, though really very fond of him, led him a rather hard life at times, for the worthy female, who had an extremely high temper and a very despotic disposition, was very fond of reminding her employer that she had sacrificed an enviable social position to serve him... Continue reading book >>




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