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La Comedie Humaine of Honore de Balzac Volume 10 (Paperback) Loot Price: R432
Discovery Miles 4 320
La Comedie Humaine of Honore de Balzac Volume 10 (Paperback): Honore De Balzac
La Comedie Humaine of Honore de Balzac Volume 10 (Paperback): Honore De Balzac

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La Comedie Humaine of Honore de Balzac Volume 10 (Paperback)

Honore De Balzac

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...said the dying man, "my hours, my minutes even, are counted. I have not been a doctor for nothing; I shall not last till evening. Do not cry, my Ursula," he said, fearing to be interrupted by his godchild's weeping, " but listen to me carefully; it concerns your marriage to Savinien. As soon as La Bougival comes back go down to the pagoda, --here is the key, --lift the marble top of the Boule buffet and you will find a letter beneath it, sealed and addressed to you; take it and come back here, for I cannot die easy unless I see it in your hands. When I am dead do not let any one know of it immediately, but send for Monsieur de Portenduere; read the letter together; swear to me now, in his name and your own, that you will carry out my last wishes. When Savinien has obeyed me, then announce my death, but not till then. The comedy of the heirs will begin. God grant those monsters may not ill-treat you." "Yes, godfather." The post master did not listen to the end of this scene; he slipped away on tip-toe, remembering that the lock of the study was on the library side of the door. He had been present in former days at an argument between the architect and a locksmith, the latter declaring that if the pagoda were entered by the window on the river it would be much safer to put the lock of the door opening iuto the library on the library side. Dazzled by his hopes, and his ears flushed with blood, Minoret sprang the lock with the point of his knife as rapidly as a burglar could have done it He entered the study, followed the doctor's directions, took the package of papers without opening it, relocked the door, put everything in order, and went into the dining-room and sat down, waiting till La Bougival had gone upstairs with the poultice before he...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Honore De Balzac
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 100
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-16044-3
Barcode: 9781230160443
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-230-16044-2

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