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The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 11 - The Corsican Ogre The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 11 - The Corsican Ogre

The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 11 - The Corsican Ogre
At the sight of this agitation Louis XVIII. pushed from himviolently the table at which he was sitting."What ails you, baron?" he exclaimed. "You appear quiteaghast. Has your uneasiness anything to do with what M. deBlacas has told me, and M. de Villefort has just confirmed?"M. de Blacas moved suddenly towards the baron, but thefright of the courtier pleaded for the forbearance of thestatesman; and besides, as matters were, it was much more tohis advantage that the prefect of police should triumph overhim than that he should humiliate the prefect."Sire" -- stammered the baron."Well, what is it?" asked Louis XVIII. The... Long Stories - Post by : OnlineBooks - Date : January 2011 - Author : Alexandre Dumas - Read : 3499

The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 10 - The King's Closet at the Tuileries The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 10 - The King's Closet at the Tuileries

The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 10 - The King's Closet at the Tuileries
We will leave Villefort on the road to Paris, travelling --thanks to trebled fees -- with all speed, and passingthrough two or three apartments, enter at the Tuileries thelittle room with the arched window, so well known as havingbeen the favorite closet of Napoleon and Louis XVIII., andnow of Louis Philippe.There, seated before a walnut table he had brought with himfrom Hartwell, and to which, from one of those fancies notuncommon to great people, he was particularly attached, theking, Louis XVIII., was carelessly listening to a man offifty or fifty-two years of age, with gray hair,aristocratic bearing, and exceedingly gentlemanly attire,and... Long Stories - Post by : imported_n/a - Date : January 2011 - Author : Alexandre Dumas - Read : 2294

The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 9 - The Evening of the Betrothal The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 9 - The Evening of the Betrothal

The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 9 - The Evening of the Betrothal
Villefort had, as we have said, hastened back to Madame deSaint-Meran's in the Place du Grand Cours, and on enteringthe house found that the guests whom he had left at tablewere taking coffee in the salon. Renee was, with all therest of the company, anxiously awaiting him, and hisentrance was followed by a general exclamation."Well, Decapitator, Guardian of the State, Royalist, Brutus,what is the matter?" said one. "Speak out.""Are we threatened with a fresh Reign of Terror?" askedanother."Has the Corsican ogre broken loose?" cried a third."Marquise," said Villefort, approaching his futuremother-in-law, "I request your pardon for thus leaving you.Will the marquis... Long Stories - Post by : 1mauigirl - Date : January 2011 - Author : Alexandre Dumas - Read : 1135

The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 8 - The Chateau D'If The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 8 - The Chateau D'If

The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 8 - The Chateau D'If
The commissary of police, as he traversed the ante-chamber,made a sign to two gendarmes, who placed themselves one onDantes' right and the other on his left. A door thatcommunicated with the Palais de Justice was opened, and theywent through a long range of gloomy corridors, whoseappearance might have made even the boldest shudder. ThePalais de Justice communicated with the prison, -- a sombreedifice, that from its grated windows looks on theclock-tower of the Accoules. After numberless windings,Dantes saw a door with an iron wicket. The commissary tookup an iron mallet and knocked thrice, every blow seeming toDantes as if struck on... Long Stories - Post by : anandkumar - Date : January 2011 - Author : Alexandre Dumas - Read : 1473

The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 7 - The Examination The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 7 - The Examination

The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 7 - The Examination
No sooner had Villefort left the salon, than he assumed thegrave air of a man who holds the balance of life and deathin his hands. Now, in spite of the mobility of hiscountenance, the command of which, like a finished actor, hehad carefully studied before the glass, it was by no meanseasy for him to assume an air of judicial severity. Exceptthe recollection of the line of politics his father hadadopted, and which might interfere, unless he acted with thegreatest prudence, with his own career, Gerard de Villefortwas as happy as a man could be. Already rich, he held a highofficial... Long Stories - Post by : Rickster - Date : January 2011 - Author : Alexandre Dumas - Read : 705

The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 6 - The Deputy Procureur du Roi The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 6 - The Deputy Procureur du Roi

The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 6 - The Deputy Procureur du Roi
In one of the aristocratic mansions built by Puget in theRue du Grand Cours opposite the Medusa fountain, a secondmarriage feast was being celebrated, almost at the same hourwith the nuptial repast given by Dantes. In this case,however, although the occasion of the entertainment wassimilar, the company was strikingly dissimilar. Instead of arude mixture of sailors, soldiers, and those belonging tothe humblest grade of life, the present assembly wascomposed of the very flower of Marseilles society, --magistrates who had resigned their office during theusurper's reign; officers who had deserted from the imperialarmy and joined forces with Conde; and younger members offamilies,... Long Stories - Post by : ccain - Date : January 2011 - Author : Alexandre Dumas - Read : 3103

The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 5 - The Marriage-Feast The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 5 - The Marriage-Feast

The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 5 - The Marriage-Feast
The morning's sun rose clear and resplendent, touching thefoamy waves into a network of ruby-tinted light.The feast had been made ready on the second floor at LaReserve, with whose arbor the reader is already familiar.The apartment destined for the purpose was spacious andlighted by a number of windows, over each of which waswritten in golden letters for some inexplicable reason thename of one of the principal cities of France; beneath thesewindows a wooden balcony extended the entire length of thehouse. And although the entertainment was fixed for twelveo'clock, an hour previous to that time the balcony wasfilled with impatient and expectant... Long Stories - Post by : Floyd_Fisher - Date : January 2011 - Author : Alexandre Dumas - Read : 1608

The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 4 - Conspiracy The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 4 - Conspiracy

The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 4 - Conspiracy
Danglars followed Edmond and Mercedes with his eyes untilthe two lovers disappeared behind one of the angles of FortSaint Nicolas, then turning round, he perceived Fernand, whohad fallen, pale and trembling, into his chair, whileCaderousse stammered out the words of a drinking-song."Well, my dear sir," said Danglars to Fernand, "here is amarriage which does not appear to make everybody happy.""It drives me to despair," said Fernand."Do you, then, love Mercedes?""I adore her!""For long?""As long as I have known her -- always.""And you sit there, tearing your hair, instead of seeking toremedy your condition; I did not think that was the way... Long Stories - Post by : peter_act - Date : January 2011 - Author : Alexandre Dumas - Read : 614

The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 3 - The Catalans The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 3 - The Catalans

The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 3 - The Catalans
Beyond a bare, weather-worn wall, about a hundred paces fromthe spot where the two friends sat looking and listening asthey drank their wine, was the village of the Catalans. Longago this mysterious colony quitted Spain, and settled on thetongue of land on which it is to this day. Whence it came noone knew, and it spoke an unknown tongue. One of its chiefs,who understood Provencal, begged the commune of Marseillesto give them this bare and barren promontory , likethe sailors of old, they had run their boats ashore. Therequest was granted; and three months afterwards, around thetwelve or fifteen small vessels... Long Stories - Post by : coolhiptrendy - Date : January 2011 - Author : Alexandre Dumas - Read : 2157

The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 2 - Father and Son The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 2 - Father and Son

The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 2 - Father and Son
We will leave Danglars struggling with the demon of hatred,and endeavoring to insinuate in the ear of the shipownersome evil suspicions against his comrade, and follow Dantes,who, after having traversed La Canebiere, took the Rue deNoailles, and entering a small house, on the left of theAllees de Meillan, rapidly ascended four flights of a darkstaircase, holding the baluster with one hand, while withthe other he repressed the beatings of his heart, and pausedbefore a half-open door, from which he could see the wholeof a small room.This room was occupied by Dantes' father. The news of thearrival of the Pharaon had not... Long Stories - Post by : Pinky - Date : January 2011 - Author : Alexandre Dumas - Read : 1658

The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 1 Marseilles - The Arrival The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 1 Marseilles - The Arrival

The Count Of Monte Cristo - Chapter 1 Marseilles - The Arrival
On the 24th of February, 1810, the look-out at Notre-Dame dela Garde signalled the three-master, the Pharaon fromSmyrna, Trieste, and Naples.As usual, a pilot put off immediately, and rounding theChateau d'If, got on board the vessel between Cape Morgionand Rion island.Immediately, and according to custom, the ramparts of FortSaint-Jean were covered with spectators; it is always anevent at Marseilles for a ship to come into port, especiallywhen this ship, like the Pharaon, has been built, rigged,and laden at the old Phocee docks, and belongs to an ownerof the city.The ship drew on and had safely passed the strait, whichsome volcanic shock... Long Stories - Post by : curious_publish - Date : January 2011 - Author : Alexandre Dumas - Read : 2824

Solange Solange

Solange
DR. LEDRU'S STORY OF THE REIGN OF TERRORBY ALEXANDRE DUMASLeaving l'Abbaye, I walked straight across the Place Turenne to the Rue Tournon I had lodgings, when I heard a woman scream for help.It could not be an assault to commit robbery, for it was hardly ten o'clock in the evening. I ran to the corner of the place whence the sounds proceeded, and by the light of the moon, just then breaking through the clouds, I beheld a woman in the midst of a patrol of sans-culottes.The lady observed me at the same instant, and seeing, by the character of... Short Stories - Post by : johnd1 - Date : November 2010 - Author : Alexandre Dumas - Read : 3485