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The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 6 of 6   By: (1804-1857)

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[Illustration: " Kneeling Down, Placed It on the Ground " Original Etching by Mercier]

The Mysteries of Paris.

ILLUSTRATED WITH ETCHINGS BY MERCIER, BICKNELL, POITEAU, AND ADRIAN MARCEL.

BY EUGENE SUE

IN SIX VOLUMES VOLUME VI.

PRINTED FOR FRANCIS A. NICCOLLS & CO. BOSTON

Edition de Luxe

This edition is limited to one thousand copies, of which this is

No.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER PAGE I. PUNISHMENT 11 II. RODOLPH AND SARAH 44 III. LOVE'S FRENZY 68 IV. THE HOSPITAL 80 V. HOPE 108 VI. THE FATHER AND DAUGHTER 122 VII. THE MARRIAGE 141 VIII. BICÊTRE 152 IX. THE TOILET 183 X. MARTIAL AND THE CHOURINEUR 195 XI. THE FINGER OF PROVIDENCE 201

EPILOGUE.

I. GEROLSTEIN 215 II. THE PRINCESS AMELIE 236 III. THE VOWS 262 IV. THE THIRTEENTH OF JANUARY 267

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

PAGE "KNEELING DOWN PLACED IT ON THE GROUND" Frontispiece "WAS LOOKING AT HERSELF IN A MIRROR" 44 "THEY TOOK HER TO THEIR GUILTY HAUNTS" 65 "THE SCHOOLMASTER WAS SITTING ON A BENCH" 172 "IN THE CHURCH IN PRAYER" 264

THE MYSTERIES OF PARIS.

CHAPTER I.

PUNISHMENT.

We will again conduct the reader into the study of Jacques Ferrand. Availing ourselves of the loquacity of the clerks, we shall endeavour, through their instrumentality, to narrate the events that had occurred since the disappearance of Cecily.

"A hundred sous to ten, if his present state continues, that in less than a month our governor will go off with a pop."

"The fact is, since Cecily left, he is only skin and bones."

"And now he takes to the priests again more than ever."

"The curé of the parish is a most respectable man, and I overheard him say yesterday, to another priest who accompanied him, 'It is admirable! M. Jacques Ferrand is the personification of charity.'"

"Well, then, when the curé declares a thing one must credit it; and yet to believe that the governor is charitable is almost beyond my belief."

"Remember the forty sous for our breakfast."

"Yes, but then the head clerk says that three days ago the governor realised a large sum in the funds, and that he is about to sell his business."

"Well, no doubt he has the means to retire."

"He has speculated on the Bourse, and gained lots of money."

"What astonishes me is this friend who follows him like his shadow."

"Yes, he does not leave M. Ferrand for a moment; they eat together, and seem as if they were inseparable."

"It seems to me as if I had seen this intruder somewhere!"

"Have you not remarked that every two hours there comes a man with large light moustaches, with a military air, who inquires for the intruder of the porter? This friend then goes down stairs, discourses for a moment with the hero with moustaches, after which the military gent turns on his heel, goes away, and returns two hours afterwards."

"Yes, I have remarked it. It appears to me that, as I go and come, I see in the street men who appear to be watching the house... Continue reading book >>


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