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Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 15. Vox Populi Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 15. Vox Populi

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 15. Vox Populi
PART II CHAPTER XV. VOX POPULIThe street was very noisy, and a tumult of loud voices, shouts, etc., penetrated through the blinds, shutters, and doors into the room in which I sat. I took that to be the normal condition of a Paris street, for in large cities there is always some spectacle afoot to set the mob shouting. But I was mistaken. The valet, whom I had sent to the post-office to mail my letter to the broker at Brussels, entered hastily, his face livid with fear. "Monsieur, save yourself!" he cried. "The mob is coming." "Coming where?" "To this... Long Stories - Post by : mobiaus - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 2057

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 14. Home! Sweet Home! Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 14. Home! Sweet Home!

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 14. Home! Sweet Home!
PART II CHAPTER XIV. HOME! SWEET HOME!It was damp, disagreeable, dirty weather when I arrived in Paris. It had rained for the last few days, for usually after great battles stormy weather sets in. The poets will have it that heaven washes away with tears the blood spilt by man. Scientists say that the gas freed by the combustion of so much gunpowder, together with the detonations at the explosions, brings on the rain. The fact is that after all great battles rain is sure to follow. As I alighted from the one-horsed vehicle that had brought me to the door... Long Stories - Post by : mobiaus - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 1924

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 13. My Discharge Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 13. My Discharge

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 13. My Discharge
PART II CHAPTER XIII. MY DISCHARGEIn spite of this terrible disaster, the retreat of the French troops was accomplished in good order, and but few prisoners fell into the hands of the Prussians; even those few were mostly Zouaves and Turcos, not real French soldiers. That we had really been beaten was not believed by anybody. Everybody was inspired by the conviction that the Weissenburg disaster was nothing but an incident. A comparatively small defensive force had been attacked by an overwhelmingly large force of Prussians, and was compelled to retreat for the moment; but the fight had been only a... Long Stories - Post by : mobiaus - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 2355

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 12. Seeking For Death Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 12. Seeking For Death

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 12. Seeking For Death
PART II CHAPTER XII. SEEKING FOR DEATHTo tell the truth, on my arrival at the camp I felt like an apprentice in the presence of his masters. French surgery in general occupies a foremost place. French camp-surgeons have acquired skill and experience in their great military expeditions; there their studies receive the finishing-touch as the little skill and practice which I had came entirely from the clinic and the dissecting-table. But, nevertheless, I was very cordially received by the old, experienced masters of the profession, to whom I stated that I had come, as a voluntary apprentice, to aid in the... Long Stories - Post by : mobiaus - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 3218

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 11. My Scheme Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 11. My Scheme

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 11. My Scheme
PART II CHAPTER XI. MY SCHEMENext morning I said to my wife--"We cannot stay here. Our next year must be spent in travelling in foreign parts, and we shall start for Paris in three days. You had better make arrangements accordingly." "My arrangements are made, for I have not unpacked my things yet. So everything is at your command," was her answer. I left her, and drove over to the county town to my solicitor, and told him to borrow as much money on my property as he could possibly get from the financial institutions. As a pretext I told him... Long Stories - Post by : mobiaus - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 2479

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 10. After The Wedding Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 10. After The Wedding

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 10. After The Wedding
PART II CHAPTER X. AFTER THE WEDDINGSo overwhelming was my happiness that I sometimes fancied that it was all a dream, and that I should wake to find myself in my former condition. In one short week I had had my old mansion refurnished in a style worthy of the high-born and gently-reared bride who was to inhabit it; and I thought what joy it would give me if she should walk through the halls and chambers of her new home, and find everything arranged to suit her own delicate and refined taste, and answering all her requirements as to beauty... Long Stories - Post by : mobiaus - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 1202

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 9. Who Is The Visitor? Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 9. Who Is The Visitor?

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 9. Who Is The Visitor?
PART II CHAPTER IX. WHO IS THE VISITOR?I waited impatiently for the daybreak. At the first dawn I was up and dressed, and taking long strides on the garden path. How long would it be until the ladies were up, and willing to receive me? Even the servants were asleep yet. I strolled on aimlessly until I found myself unexpectedly at the dairy, which was quite a grand establishment twenty milch cows of the Aargau breed were milked daily, and a delicious cheese manufactured. Siegfried had told me some time before that, as soon as the railway was extended to... Long Stories - Post by : AnnMur - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 691

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 5. How Roses Are Inoculated Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 5. How Roses Are Inoculated

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 5. How Roses Are Inoculated
PART II CHAPTER V. HOW ROSES ARE INOCULATEDThe same day, after luncheon, Countess Flamma turned to me with the question-- "Would you mind teaching me the process of inoculation? I am greatly interested in roses, and should like to see how the scion is set into the stock." "With ever so much pleasure," I said, pleased that the pale, silent girl showed an interest in my favourites, the roses, and turned to me for a favour. Countess Diodora gave the required permission for the lesson, which was to be given and taken while the others were playing lawn-tennis on the adjacent... Long Stories - Post by : AnnMur - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 2239

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 4. The History Of My Friend Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 4. The History Of My Friend

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 4. The History Of My Friend
PART II CHAPTER IV. THE HISTORY OF MY FRIENDAs soon as I promised them a story, the two young girls sat down on a low bench beneath a jasmine bush, and I sat down on the bowling-green at their feet; or, rather, I kneeled there before them. Do not think that we were left without a proper guard, for we could be seen from the balcony of the house, and on the mountain-ash tree was an old missel-thrush that kept on chirruping and twittering, "Take care, you boy! take care!" The young ladies had stripped a heap of the slender Pimprinpare... Long Stories - Post by : AnnMur - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 3260

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 3. The Four-Leaved Clover Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 3. The Four-Leaved Clover

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 3. The Four-Leaved Clover
PART II CHAPTER III. THE FOUR-LEAVED CLOVERThe same day our political friends and partisans came, and we held a conference. From that day on I was a daily guest in Vernoecze, and when occasionally I spent a night at home in my own house, next morning I was sure to feel restless and uneasy, and persuaded myself that political reasons required my presence in Vernoecze, and that I must make haste to go there. A number of times the illustrious ladies of the Vernoecze castle descended from their lofty situation to pay a visit to my lowly house, and on these... Long Stories - Post by : AnnMur - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 2981

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 2. 'What Is The Devil Like?' Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 2. "What Is The Devil Like?"

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 2. 'What Is The Devil Like?'
PART II CHAPTER II. "WHAT IS THE DEVIL LIKE?""We not know him?" asked the little one. "Why, we have his photograph in our album! Only he looks much nicer there. Such a Lord Byron face!" "Well, this is really audacious!" cried Siegfried, "with such a face to appear before ladies! Coarse and stubby like that of a Slav field-labourer, and yet such a young lady as that calls it a Lord Byron face! Now I see that the old proverb is right, and a man has to be but one shade handsomer than the Devil, for women will find him handsome... Long Stories - Post by : AnnMur - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 517

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 1. The Sea-Dove Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 1. The Sea-Dove

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 2 - Chapter 1. The Sea-Dove
PART II CHAPTER I. THE SEA-DOVEFrom Dumanyfalva to Vernoecze the high-road makes a circuit of a two hours' ride, but we took a short cut by a cross-road through Siegfried's deer-park, which is about ten thousand acres in extent. The whole park was fenced in with high iron railings, and this fence alone had cost the neat little sum of one hundred and fifty thousand florins. Yet it was worth its cost, for, before its erection, the Vernoeczys had to pay yearly about twenty-five thousand florins for damage done by their game upon the crops in the neighbouring fields. At the... Long Stories - Post by : AnnMur - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 2465

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 1 - Chapter 13. The Valkyrs Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 1 - Chapter 13. The Valkyrs

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 1 - Chapter 13. The Valkyrs
PART I CHAPTER XIII. THE VALKYRSIt was about ten or twelve days after my discomfiture, and a beautiful afternoon. I was standing in my front garden, attired, as I usually had been of late, in coarse breeches, muddy top-boots, a not very clean linen blouse, and a broad, rough straw hat on my head. My face was rough and adorned with bristles. I do not think that anybody coming upon me unawares would have taken me for anything but a Slav garden labourer. Presently I heard the gallop of horses, and, looking through the new and very handsome iron trellis in... Long Stories - Post by : redeagle - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 3038

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 1 - Chapter 12. The Devil's Hoof Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 1 - Chapter 12. The Devil's Hoof

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 1 - Chapter 12. The Devil's Hoof
PART I CHAPTER XII. THE DEVIL'S HOOFOne morning my dear friend, Siegfried, came. "My dear Nell," he said, "we held a party meeting yesterday, and it was decided that you should be a candidate for Parliament. In fact, we have nominated you already." "You are in a jocular mood, I suppose?" said I. "I do not understand an atom of legislation and politics." "Neither do I; yet I fill my place in the House of Lords, so will you fill yours in the House of Commons. You need not stare at me, for I am not joking. I am fully in... Long Stories - Post by : redeagle - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 2018

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 1 - Chapter 8. My Uncle Diogenes Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 1 - Chapter 8. My Uncle Diogenes

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 1 - Chapter 8. My Uncle Diogenes
PART I CHAPTER VIII. MY UNCLE DIOGENESFirst of all, I must inform you that my father was a very zealous patriot, and mingled largely in state and political affairs. Of course, in the great insurrection of the year 1848 he took an active share, and after the catastrophe of Vilagos he was seized and imprisoned at Olmuetz. At that time I was a lean, overgrown youngster of sixteen. I was compelled to take charge of the household, and behave as head of the family, for which dignity I had no inclination and but little talent. Study was the great object of... Long Stories - Post by : redeagle - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 1613

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 1 - Chapter 7. The Dead Man's Vote Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 1 - Chapter 7. The Dead Man's Vote

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 1 - Chapter 7. The Dead Man's Vote
PART I CHAPTER VII. THE DEAD MAN'S VOTEMR DUMANY'S STORY. I do not think it necessary to particularly describe the borough for which I was nominated as a candidate for Parliament. If you know one, you know all. There were factions, of course, ranged into parties, one of which drank deep, while the other drank deeper still. There are a good many nationalities in this particular district, and they are distinguished by the liquor they prefer. The Slavs drink whiskey; the Suabians or Germans, beer; the Ugro-Fins or Hungarians, wine; and the more intelligent and cultivated of all the races show... Long Stories - Post by : redeagle - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 1414

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 1 - Chapter 6. Dumany Kornel Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 1 - Chapter 6. Dumany Kornel

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 1 - Chapter 6. Dumany Kornel
PART I CHAPTER VI. DUMANY KORNELAt dinner I was punctual, but nevertheless the two gentlemen of whom Mr. Dumany and his wife had spoken were already present and discussing the question of Mr. Dumany's munificent offer. After a hurried introduction I was soon informed of all that had been agreed on. The Secretary of State had received bonds for 1,000,000 francs, to be taken by the two Governments, the French and the Swiss, for distribution among the injured or maimed of the Rossberg catastrophe and the poor dependents of the slain. The old railroad watchman, who had been discharged by the... Long Stories - Post by : redeagle - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 3268

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 1 - Chapter 5. A Republican Countess Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 1 - Chapter 5. A Republican Countess

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 1 - Chapter 5. A Republican Countess
PART I CHAPTER V. A REPUBLICAN COUNTESS"Madame la Comtesse!" A Peruvian or Argentine countess? Or have these plutocrats of the great republic some special distinguishing titles, such as "Silver King," "Railway Prince," etc., and was this exotic countess the daughter of some such lord of the money market? At any rate, I had to obey her polite commands, so, throwing away my cigar, I bowed to Mr. Dumany and followed the lead of the valet. In crossing a long suite of tastefully-furnished rooms, I noticed the entire absence of family pictures. They had no ancestors, or did not boast of them.... Long Stories - Post by : redeagle - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 3094

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 1 - Chapter 4. The Nabob Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 1 - Chapter 4. The Nabob

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 1 - Chapter 4. The Nabob
PART I CHAPTER IV. THE NABOBThe train from Zuerich arrived at the Eastern Railway Station at seven o'clock in the morning. In Paris the day has at that early hour not yet begun, and but very few persons, mostly travelling foreigners and labourers, are seen on the streets. Since it has become the fashion to use the moving train for suicidal purposes, the perron is locked, and only those travellers admitted whose luggage is undergoing examination by the customs officials. I was lucky enough to have sent my luggage one day ahead of me to Paris, and so it had not... Long Stories - Post by : redeagle - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 601

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 1 - Chapter 3. The Englishman Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 1 - Chapter 3. The Englishman

Dr. Dumany's Wife - Part 1 - Chapter 3. The Englishman
PART I CHAPTER III. THE ENGLISHMANThat long-legged son of Albion whom I had previously observed, strolled up to my side and asked-- "Do you understand German, sir?" "Yes, sir, I do." "Then call for that shepherd. I want him." I obeyed, and the shepherd, who had complacently eyed the scene as something that was of no consequence to him, came slowly and wonderingly up. He was in no hurry, and my coaxing "Dear friend" and "Good friend" did not impress him at all; but when the Englishman showed him a handful of gold coins he came on quickly enough. "Tell him,"... Long Stories - Post by : redeagle - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 1683