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The Red Nights of Paris; From the "Coup Double" and "Policiers Et Rastas" (Paperback) Loot Price: R376
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The Red Nights of Paris; From the "Coup Double" and "Policiers Et Rastas" (Paperback): Marie Franois Goron, M. F. Goron
The Red Nights of Paris; From the "Coup Double" and "Policiers Et Rastas" (Paperback): Marie Franois Goron, M. F. Goron

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The Red Nights of Paris; From the "Coup Double" and "Policiers Et Rastas" (Paperback)

Marie Franois Goron, M. F. Goron

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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.1912 Excerpt: ... i CHAPTER XXXI LEON LAROCHE PR some weeks Leon Laroche's life had hung in the balance; he had now recovered from his fever, and had been back in his cell two days. A great change had come over him. The fear that he had shown up to the present had left him; he was quite calm, and expressed a. wish to see his lawyer as soon as possible. Maitre Bretonnet had tried several times to gain his client's confidence, but without success; Laroche had obstinately refused to talk, so the young advocate was much surprised when he learned that the prisoner wished to speak to him. This was Maitre Bretonnet's first criminal case, and that for a beginner is a matter of great importance. The success of his entire career can depend upon it. He found Laroche seated on his bed, reading; moral and physical suffering had left their mark on his face; he was painfully thin, and looked much older. But his eyes had a look of energy and resolution now that would have surprised those who had known him before his imprisonment. "I am glad that you are going to speak to me freely at last," said his advocate. "I believe in your innocence, and that is a great strength for a defense." "I shall be obliged to tell you the whole story of my life," said Laroche. "It is better. I am listening." "My name is Leon Laroche," he began; "it was bestowed upon me by chance, for I was not recognized by my father or mother. My birth certificate bore the statement, 'Father and mother unknown.' "One winter morning in 188--a milkwoman was carrying her cans to the town, when she knocked against a parcel that had been thrown on the railway banks near the station of Laroche. The good woman at first thought that it was some rubbish that a passenger had thrown from the train--empty bottles and the remains of their ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Marie Franois Goron • M. F. Goron
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 82
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-02167-1
Barcode: 9781150021671
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-02167-5

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