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illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ..."Without doubt," returned
Dixmer, calmly, who ruled his own passion as much as Maurice was
carried away by his. "Without doubt; while you were betraying your
Republic, and were selling it to me for a look from my wife; while
you were dishonoring yourselves, --you by your treason, she by her
adulterous love, --I remained the sage and hero. I waited, and I
triumphed." "Horrible " said Maurice. "Is it not? Yes; you
appreciate your own conduct fully, air. It is horrible --it is
infamous " "You deceive yourself, sir; the conduct I term horrible
and infamous is that of the man to whom the honor of a woman had
been confided, who had sworn to guard this honor pure and
unsullied, and who, instead of keeping his word and oath, employed
t, er beauty as a shameful bait to ensnare a feeble heart. It was
your sacred duty beyond all others to protect this woman, and
instead of protecting her, you have sold her." "What I had to do,
sir," replied Dixmer, "I will tell yon. I had to save my friend who
nnited with me in this saored cause. Even as I have sacrificed my
property to this cause, so have I sacrificed my honor. As for me, I
have completely forgotten, completely effaced myself. Now my friend
is no more; he bus died by the poniard. My queen is no more; she
has died ignominiously on the scaffold. Now now 1 I can think of
revenge." "Say of assassination.'1 "One cannot assassinate an
adulteress; when she is killed, she is but punished for her crime."
"This sin you imposed upon her, therefore it was rendered lawful."
"You think so 1" said Dixmer, with a sardonic smile. "Judge from
her remorse if she believes she has acted lawfully." "Those who
punish strike openly. You, you do not punish; for while striking
you fly, and while casting her head to the...
|Country of origin:
• United States Government
||246 x 189 x 13mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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