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Evenings with Prince Cambaceres, Second Consul, Arch-Chancellor of the Empire, Volume 2 (Paperback) Loot Price: R405
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Evenings with Prince Cambaceres, Second Consul, Arch-Chancellor of the Empire, Volume 2 (Paperback): Etienne-Leon Lamothe-Langon
Evenings with Prince Cambaceres, Second Consul, Arch-Chancellor of the Empire, Volume 2 (Paperback): Etienne-Leon Lamothe-Langon

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Evenings with Prince Cambaceres, Second Consul, Arch-Chancellor of the Empire, Volume 2 (Paperback)

Etienne-Leon Lamothe-Langon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ... " Can you possibly be a gamester? " I had become so. One of my friends, who by no means resembles you, for he passes his life at the gaming table, owed me the sum of three thousand francs, which in the present state of my finances was of great consequence to me. As he was anxious to reimburse me, but would not expose himself to run short on a sudden, he offered to pay me by instalments, a proposal which I accepted. He often appointed to meet me at his banker's, (the gaming house.) I went there, and by degrees was led to follow his example. For eight months I THE KNIGHT OF ST. LOUIS. l95 indulged in that fatal mania, which threatened to ruin my future prospects. My whole existence was passed at the roulette table, and I awaited every morning, with baneful impatience in the gardens of the Palais Royal, until the hour of mid-day, when the den was thrown open. " Chance was neither propitious nor adverse to me; what I lost on one occasion, I won on another. The last week I played, I think the balance was in my favour. On arriving one day for the afternoon's sitting, I was struck with the appearance of a knight of St. Louis, a man about sixty years old. I am an artist, and readily attracted by a fine countenance; his features were noble, expressive, and engaging; and bespoke him to be a man of high honour, virtue, and talent. He quietly took his seat, first emptied his purse, and then his pockets of the gold they contained, and drew from a pocket book a quantity of bank notes, which I calculated might amount to about two hundred thousand francs. " At sight of this majestic looking personage, who seemed determined to carry on a battle of extermination, I suspended my game, and took as great an interest in what he was doing as if I had a share in the...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: Etienne-Leon Lamothe-Langon
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 92
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-66110-5
Barcode: 9781150661105
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LSN: 1-150-66110-0

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