A StoryPaperback - 2010
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: againft all temptations which might be thrown into her way. But how was it poffible he could have interrupted all the connexions of a vain, voluptuous, and covetous girl, who had made it the ftudy of her life to infnare men, and to jilt them, in her fetters? In ftiort, he hadfuf- ficient reafon for being jealous, and particularly of his fvvorn rival, Baron de An odd incident ferved to blow up that dormant fire into a blazing flame. He went one evening over the Pont Neuf to pay her a vifit; and intending to furprife her unexpedtedly, to be certain of her infidelity, he had put on a blue coat, and taken only one fervant with him. On coming to the middle of the bridge, he was at once furrounded by a troop of intoxicated citizens, who had drowned their forrows in large bumpers, and, by their inebrity, were led to commit a number of ridiculous frolicks. One of them having engaged to difcover the profeflion of every pafiengerpaffenger by his external appearance, they had placed themfelves upon that fpot to obferve every one that went over the bridge, and the Count was unfortunately the firft that happened to come into their way. He that was to guefs at the profeffion of the paflengers, was extremely puzzled by the Count's appearance; a wager of fome louis d'ors having been laid. He eafily conceived, notwithftanding the difguife of my friend, by his gait and fhape, that he was of a fuperior rank. He hefitated, therefore, fome moments to pronounce his opinions) eroding his arms, and gaping at the Count. The latter being ftruck by the oddity of that fcene, could not help fmiling, which infpircd the drunken inquifitor with additional courage. He turned, therefore, to his comrades, who were diverted by his perplexity, exclaiming, I will be d d, if I don't guefs that gentleman's...
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : General Books, 2010.
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 63 p. ; 23 cm.