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In High Places (Paperback) Loot Price: R476
Discovery Miles 4 760
In High Places (Paperback): Mary Elizabeth Braddon

In High Places (Paperback)

Mary Elizabeth Braddon

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Loot Price R476 Discovery Miles 4 760

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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. 1898 Excerpt: ...as reached his ear were, however, of a nature not to be easily understood by the uninitiated. There was no mention of the Cardinal or any other name, but there was frequent and excited reference to some personage who was invariably spoken of as the Lady; and George did not question that this personage was Madame de Chevreuse. One man asked, "Will she pay us for all we hazard in serving her?" "Pay? She will load you like a pack-horse with gold, if you win the game." "But if she is deep in debt as they say?..." "She Does your geography not reach to such a place as Madrid? Play the winning card, and the money for your reward will not be wanting." There was further talk, in which the names of Court cards represented the people spoken of. "Will the King of Hearts be here to-night, think you?" "He will come to let us know when to begin the suit. He is to be in his. place in the pack till 'tis time for the game to begin; but we do not budge till we see him." Rapid footsteps sounded on the rough stone chauss/e as the man spoke, and George saw a cavalier come swaggering along the street, his broad felt hat slouched over his face, and a voluminous cloak wrapped round his figure; but the diamond buckles and chain that flashed in his hat, as he passed across the lantern light, and the high heels that clattered on the stones, indicated a fine gentleman, for whom the "Angel" would not be a likely resort. "It was to the "Angel" he came, however, for he rapped with his knuckles on the shutter as he passed, and then turned quickly into the entrance passage. When he was gone George stole from his hiding-place, and crept on his hands and knees along the wall under the window, and, crouching ...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: March 2010
Authors: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 120
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-74598-6
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-74598-8
Barcode: 9781154745986

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