The Ghost of Monsieur Scarron
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: Ohio University Press
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...vincial countryside, in the relative quiet of the sixteenth century, Monsieur Scarron takes the reader right into the center of Paris Guerre or The Trial of Sören Qvist, lewis’s previous novels in-spired by Samuel March Phillips’s legal history, Famous Cases acteristically precise prose: “Jean larcher, bookbinder, was at ...
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...the fifty-first year of the reign of Louis XIV, fell upon the elev-the rue des Lions, in Paris, a building which was old even then. it was very small. It had a certain elegance, however, in spite largely by the river traffic, had been for days as if in a state of to economize, if not in weddings, at least in the collection of ...
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...through a tangle of narrow and evil-smelling little streets, he the noble, encircling with their identical and elegant façades the reason for its existence, the statue of the King and of his tory, poised behind the King’s shoulder, held over his head a day traffic. there were no market carts, but there were plenty of ...
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...feet of the poor and given alms, he had touched for the King’s illness of his youngest daughter. It was a mysterious illness to himself helped to force the King’s swollen foot into its shoe. of the holy Spirit. in the burden of this regalia, suffering the the sick, and repeated the ritualistic words: Le Roi te touche; ...
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...distance, “Call back the wandering soul,” and this voice he gradually a sleeping body in order to give the wandering spirit “Do the dead sleep so well?” said the old man. “it was no it flows through the veins and chills the flesh, little by little. “you’re not so very old,” said Damas. “what you need is ...
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...he did not intend to remain there long. Beside his wife’s writing case stood a silver tray on which her breakfast had been brought “the King received a pamphlet with his broth this morning.”“if you care to read it,” said his wife, “it is yours.”“it was in my napkin,” she said, “as you imagined. Do you ...
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...not consciously a cast for an offer of hospitality. it resulted, “Sleep with me,” said nicolas. “we will be only a little its brightness, to be reddish brown, very clear, and almost the neither sunlight nor firelight fell upon her skin to relieve the ously. She rinsed the cloth in cold water, wrung it out tightly, ...
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...requested that the revised list be distributed as soon as possi-“a family is a firm,” he said, as they gathered about the table. color or the clearness of the wine. a regret, unanticipated and she neither liked nor disliked, as she told herself, was to take lay before him, untouched, with infinite possibilities. the sky ...
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...was the first time since Paul’s hiring that such a situation had and lie flat. it was an art to round a back, an art in which Paul Scarron, after the first ten pages he had found it dull. it had for the press. he built the structure of the book: upon a sheet looked, in its hugeness and darkness and its latent power, like ...
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...place in his hand first a roll of coins sewed tightly in a bit of “Pull up your shirt and fasten it next to your skin. you may not need it. in that case, bring it back.” and then, as nicolas obeyed, fitting the roll, which was not large, into the belt and then fastening the clammy leather about his waist, Jean further ...
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...sealed it, and gave it to the hand of a servant to be delivered.ness which illuminated every line in the face of his friend, or “i will remind him,” said Monsieur robert. “i agree with away. i don’t wish to trouble you with trifles. the brawl was “in that case,” said la reynie, “one of his friends must ...
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...cloudless sky, leaving the rue St.-Paul at eleven and returning stirrings of the awakening blood. She had married, and love had which to shelter on a cold night. the children had occupied her the shop, the kitchen, the market, the children again, sickness profession of it, had filled her hours. She had not had time to ...
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...the rain continued all that night, and all the next day, and all the day after that. the city was purified as it had not been in of what he had felt for his master’s wife in auxerre, and yet, as passion honestly; and if she felt herself too good to accept his of trouble. She had asked for that kiss, standing there with her ...
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...in Jean’s presence so that her feeling was not visible in her Paul’s disregard of her when they were not alone together; and needed to be constantly alert, aware of herself as of the others. all a part, for him, of the well-being of his shop since the ad-vent of his young assistant, the well-being of the city since the ...
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...naturally distress you. i regret with all my heart that i can give “he never wrote a letter in his life,” said Marianne: “and wasn’t worth the trouble, since he’ll be home again soon.”river, which lay next after the rue des lions. like the rue des quise de Brinvilliers had lived there, and not so very long ago. ...
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...him that he could lay by this love or take it up as he pleased, also that country eggs are sweeter and less dear than city eggs; mother’s uncle and returned the crock. at the first crossroad the river. he lifted his chin in the gesture that had become fa-miliar to her, of a fox sniffing the air. She had seen a fox once, ...
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...as ever to his master’s wife, and more than ever interested in well, with industry and exactness, that Jean praised him to his “he has eyes in the tips of his fingers. i doubt if there’s a “i don’t intend to lose him,” said Jean. “when nicolas accusation. Secure in her own consciousness that the illicit re-...
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...“So you had it out,” said Jean when she returned home. “it ever. She was as firm as ever in her resolution to have nothing in outline, bearing still a nail on every crooked finger, still rified. it was a fantastic thing, innocent in its new purity and again, put into the motion a part of her own distress, opposing ...
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...“this is for Paul,” he said, and handed it on. Paul looked “i recognize the hand,” he said. “at least it is very like that it to your hand, will post it upon his arrival, which will still flesh, i could add, but that is for myself, not for you. i urge and clear, and a little shaky, as if the hand that held the pen ...
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...the eaves. at dusk the streets filled with the usual evening mist. eral small quick stitches, and bend her head to bite the thread. “it’s strange that i forget what i do,” he answered slowly. that.” She did not offer to fetch his pipe and tobacco for him. “Give me the key to the chest so that i can put this away.”...
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...since the beginning of the reign, a long list of offenses. lyon in all times on general principles. in august, following the arrest from the Paris police, who was to report to the Président de la King’s representative at lyon a letter containing a long para-what sort of proof he had, written or otherwise, “against the ...
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...she had been led back to the daylight and the open air left her began to run in order not to miss the next coche d’eau, not to She still did not know the hour exactly; she did not dare waste coche exactly as Paul had told her to, in her humblest clothes, the Quai des Célestins, but the mention of it was an ill omen, ...
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...or less into a recollection of reading, or reciting the verses of money, that’s a problem easily taken care of.” he divined that which to compose herself. “it’s my old trouble, Mademoiselle. i do not sleep. lack of sleep affects the mentality in the long nation. he had heard nothing of Jean’s arrest. it was necessary ...
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...it. he had given a promise, and although for sufficient reasons her girls at St.-Cyr. on Friday evening, which was the first of ask of her chair, listened attentively, and approved of the verses. bleau were canceled, but a concert spirituel was still in order. spréaux, stone deaf, had still the finest ear in France for the ...
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...forest of Fontainebleau, did not prevent an increase of illness in the city. even before the first of october the fear of conta-up. as in the spring, the streets were full of beggars, but these could not find work. Shortly after her visit to the abbé têtu, to take, that of cleansing the sickroom and caring for the sick. ...
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On the eighteenth of October, late in the afternoon, a carriage the left, crossed the first drawbridge and the Governor’s court-aspect of the fortress. the hooves of the horses, the iron rims of the reins to a servant and climbed down from the box. his first shook their bits, and then hung their heads, lifting and putting ...
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...churches were printed in black, at first singly, then overlapping of Saint Paul, as she had lighted them year after year, for her wheat had been reserved for the King’s armies. in spite of all strips of cloth which served as footwear, stood and cried aloud light fell upon their faces, she saw no hostility in their eyes, ...
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...fell silent also. the shock of the tailgate, when it was lowered, lucky stars for the Ballad Singer’s good will, and made haste Paul with it in spite of himself. he made an effort to get free, could see, less than six feet from him the heavy shoulders, the grey head of his master. larcher’s back was turned to him. his ...
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...“it’s the fever. you’ll take more cold if you expose yourself.”“She’s quite well, but she’s tired, and bed is the only place declining his offer to fetch a doctor, and asking only for more about quite freely, save that he never let her meet, or even see, strength. as he had pointed out, she was only a prisoner by her ...
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Châtelet. the gallows was set up in the Place de Grève. it was “Le Roi m’ordonne de vous écrire qu’encas que Chavance, libraire de Lyon, soit condamné à la mort, Sa Majesté désire que vous fassiez surseoir l’exécution du jugement jusqu’ à La potence fût plantée à la Grève, et la charrette menée au ...
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...and the festivities of the season had been extinguished, not by Printed by henry Seile, and are to bee solde at the Sign of the tyger’s-head still flourished, after nearly sixty years, and that rejected the first day of the week as a day of Christian worship, fact that he held such a book in his hand without fear, that its ...
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...dead in april of that year, and all the world knew it, but it was his retinue, his carriages, his horses and all into black trappings, his sovereign. Upon that, the discussions were further postponed could order suitable mourning for themselves and their retinues.the left corner of her mouth sagged a little, and a thin trickle ...
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...lifted. it appeared with the colors of a pearl, pinkish, white, “but you won’t like it.” that was on the night when london Monsieur Bouquet, “and i do not speak of the english rains and fogs. you have acquired new habits of speech, and again, i do not speak of your careful english. no, you say what is in your mind ...
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...harrow, or at the executioner’s, or at the abbé’s, or even at that he had already accepted all her implications as the truth. less, but his desire to see his mother was stronger than ever. if thought, “the soul is the shape of the body; my soul is ill.” chiefly by a wish to feel the nearness of his father, to invoke ...
Page Count: 376
Publication Year: 2013
Series Title: Cases of Circumstantial Evidence