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1844 Excerpt: ...which had characterized him through life, rose up
from his chair to greet their new guest and begin the subject at
once. But Estoc thrust him down again, with unceremonious
affection, saying, "Sit down, sir, sit down. You have been too much
on your legs to-day already. You will have your wound breaking out
again, especially if you tease yourself so. Monsieur de Chasseron
knows all about it. But there is more going on "Ay, Jacqueline must
have a finger in the affair " cried the commander; "and she will
outwit us all, if we do not mind." "I do not think so, sir,"
replied Chasseron, who by this time was seated between the old
officer and his nephew. "It seems to me that the matter is very
simple. Monsieur de Montigni, this worthy gentleman having known
and heard something of me in times of yore, has thought fit to tell
me the situation in which you are placed, and to ask my advice. I
knew something of the facts before; for in the first place, I was
well acquainted with the good Count de Marennes; nay, poor as I am,
was somewhat related to him, --in a very distant degree, it is
true; but still he was not above acknowledging the connexion. In
the next place, as you may perhaps have remarked, I live with my
eyes and my ears open; and as I have been in this neighbourhood at
least within fifteen leagues for some time, I have heard a good
deal of what is going on. If therefore my counsel or assistance can
do you any service, command it; for I owe you a good turn for that
which you rendered me this morning. Parbleu, I should have been
badly off if you had not come up." "You are very welcome, my good
sir," replied De Montigni; "and as my uncle has told you the
circumstances, there is no use in entering upon th...
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George Payne Rainsford James
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