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The Regent's Daughter   By: (1802-1870)

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THE WORKS OF ALEXANDRE DUMAS

THE REGENT'S DAUGHTER

A SEQUEL TO "THE CONSPIRATORS"

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 REGENT'S DAUGHTER.

1. An Abbess of the Eighteenth Century 431

2. Decidedly the Family begins to settle down 435

3. What passed three Nights later at eight hundred 438 Leagues from the Palais Royal

4. Showing how Chance arranges some Matters better 442 than Providence

5. The Journey 444

6. A Room in the Hotel at Rambouillet 447

7. A Servant in the Royal Livery Monseigneur le 449 Duc d'Orleans

8. The Utility of a Seal 452

9. The Visit 455

10. In which Dubois proves that his Police was 459 better organized at an Expense of three hundred thousand Francs than the general Police for three Millions

11. Rambouillet again 461

12. Captain la Jonquiere 463

13. Monsieur Moutonnet, Draper at St. Germain en Laye 466

14. Trust to Signs of Gratitude 468

15. His Excellency the Duc d'Orleans 471

16. "Monseigneur, we are Bretons" 474

17. Monsieur Andre 475

18. The Faubourg Saint Antoine 479

19. The Artist and the Politician 481

20. Blood reveals itself 484

21. What passed in the Rue du Bac while waiting for 488 Gaston

22. In Bretagne 502

23. The Sorceress of Savernay 505

24. The Arrest 509

25. The Bastille 512

26. How Life passed in the Bastille while waiting 516 for Death

27. How the Night passed in the Bastille while 519 waiting for the Day

28. A Companion in the Bastille 522

29. The Sentence 527

30. The Family Feud 531

31. State Affairs and Family Affairs 538

32. Showing that we must not always judge Others 543 by Ourselves

33. Monceaux 547

34. The Pardon 550

35. The last Interview 553

36. Nantes 555

37. The Tragedy of Nantes 560

38. The End 564

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

13. Captain la Jonquiere.

14. Philip V.

15. Gaston rose hastily, and met D'Argenson with a law officer.

16. Abbe Brigaud.

17. Mademoiselle de Launay.

18. The Regent.

THE REGENT'S DAUGHTER.

CHAPTER I.

AN ABBESS OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.

On the 8th February, 1719, a carriage, bearing the fleur de lis of France, with the motto of Orleans, preceded by two outriders and a page, entered the porch of the Abbey of Chelles, precisely as the clock struck ten, and, the door having been quickly opened, its two occupants stepped out.

The first was a man of from forty five to forty six years of age, short, and rather stout, with a high color, easy in his movements, and displaying in every gesture a certain air of high breeding and command.

The second, who followed slowly, was short, and remarkably thin. His face, though not precisely ugly, was very disagreeable, although bearing the evidences of a keen intellect... Continue reading book >>




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