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The Rose of Old St. Louis

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Author: Mary Dillon
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 127,156 / 353 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 400
Added to site: 2007.03.27 16388

A kaleidoscopic historical romance set during the reign of Bonaparte.

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t dog. Through the arch that my bent limbs made in stooping he saw the glow of the firelight from below and made straight for it. But alas! the arch was narrower than he thought, and dog and man went rolling and tumbling down the staircase, bumping and bounding from stair to stair, a wild mêlée of doeskin legs and shaggy paws and clanging sword and wildly brandished arms, making vain clutches at the air to stay the headlong descent.

Deep-mouthed yelps voiced the terror of the dog at this unexpected Sindbad who refused to be shaken off. No words could voice the overwhelming shame of the man at this unmannerly presentation of himself before a group of young maidens, when so dignified an entrance had been planned.

As we struck the polished walnut of the hall floor, I disentangled myself and sprang to my feet, where I stood, scarlet with shame, head drooping, a pitiable object indeed. There had been an amazed, and perhaps on the maidens' side a terrified, silence during our noisy descen



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