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A Royal Prisoner

(Un roi prisonnier de Fantômas)

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Author: Marcel Allain
Co-author: Pierre Souvestre
Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 51,570 / 159 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.6
LoC Category: PQ
Series: Fantômas
Downloads: 2,847
Added to site: 2009.01.13
mnybks.net#: 23117
Origin: gutenberg.org

This volume tells of the daring exploits of Fantômas in his attempts to get possession of the King of Hesse-Weimar's famous diamond.

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your lace negligée. It took me quite a time to finish, and I thought you'd probably like it as soon as possible."

"Oh, I thought it had already come. I'm very glad you brought it. There would have been a fine row if it hadn't been ready for me to wear this evening."

Susy d'Orsel took the dressmaker into her bedroom and turned on the electric lights. The gown was then unwrapped and displayed. It was of mousseline de soie, trimmed with English point.

Susy examined it with the eye of a connoisseur and then nodded her head.

"It's fine, my girl, you have the fingers of a fairy, but it must put your eyes out."

"It is very hard, Madame, especially working by artificial light, and in winter the days are so short and the work very heavy. That is why I came to you at this late hour."

Susy smiled.

"Late hour! Why the evening is just beginning for me."

"Our lives are very different, Madame."

"That's right, I begin when you stop, and if your work is ha

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