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Messengers of Evil

Being a Further Account of the Lures and Devices of Fantômas

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Author: Marcel Allain
Co-author: Pierre Souvestre
Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 94,035 / 285 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.6
LoC Category: PQ
Series: Fantmas
Downloads: 2,604
Added to site: 2009.03.16 23701

Also known as "The Vengeance of Fantomas."

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He appears to me to be quite himself again: you can act as you see fit, monsieur.'

Jacques Dollon, astonished at this confabulation, and vaguely uneasy, was, in fact, able to get up without help.

'Be good enough to go into your studio, monsieur,' said the magistrate.

Jacques Dollon complied without a word. No sooner did he cross the threshold than he recoiled, terror-struck.

He was shaking from head to foot; his lips were quivering; every feature expressed horrified shrinking from the spectacle confronting him.

'The--the--the Baroness de Vibray!' he barely articulated: 'how can it be possible?'

The superintendent of police did not lose a single movement made by the young painter, keeping a lynx-eyed watch on every expression that flitted across his countenance. He said:

'It certainly is the Baroness de Vibray, dead--assassinated, no doubt. How do you explain that?'

'But,' retorted Jacques Dollon, who appeared overwhelmed: 'I do not know! I do not underst



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