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1860 Excerpt: ..." The old soap-boiler." ' "'3." Moulles had once
or twice heard this appellation before, and actually suspected it
applied to himself. The question, therefore, was doubly strange,
and his countenance bespoke the-puzzling state of his mental
reflections. The party perceived this. "mu "Jean, bring the
postilion's whip here; we 'l1 make him speak, or, d-'-n him, we 'll
flay him " "33 Now, poor Victor was fully aware that a postilion'sl
whip in France is very little short of a knout in. Russia. He
therefore very demurely offered to give every information in his
power, provided they would have the goodness just to tell him what
they meant. ' " Where is the body of the victim? where is the
unfortunate creature, Monsieur Moulles? Answer quickly " And they
gave their captive another shake." Now, it seems nobody could
answer their questioni better than Victor. He too well knew where
he was:1 but really their question seemed so odd, he paused form a
moment ere he replied. At length he stammered out, " I 'm here " '
This answer, however, so beautifully simple in itself, did not
appear to satisfy his tormentors, amongst whom he perceived at
least two of the vaiters who had so qhsequiously waited on him at
dinner the night before, whose rude conduct now astonished him the
more. " We know you 're here," said one of them; " we 've gotiyou.
here, and mean to keep you. But that has nothing to do with it: for
the last time we ask you, where 's the corpse?" fl, .ff Whose
corpse?T' whiningly interrogated Moulles.--5 " The corpse of
Monsieur Moulles to be sure," replied the waiter. rl',1.'his was a
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Henry R. Addison
||246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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