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The Refugees

A Tale of Two Continents

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Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 124,380 / 346 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.2
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 2,657
Added to site: 2004.06.30
mnybks.net#: 8258

Set at the end of the seventeenth century in Paris and the New World.

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tin, the state barber. Others, with clothes thrown over their arms, bustled down the passage which led to the ante-chamber. The knot of guardsmen in their gorgeous blue and silver coats straightened themselves up and brought their halberds to attention, while the young officer, who had been looking wistfully out of the window at some courtiers who were laughing and chatting on the terraces, turned sharply upon his heel, and strode over to the white and gold door of the royal bedroom.

He had hardly taken his stand there before the handle was very gently turned from within, the door revolved noiselessly upon its hinges, and a man slid silently through the aperture, closing it again behind him.

"Hush!" said he, with his finger to his thin, precise lips, while his whole clean-shaven face and high-arched brows were an entreaty and a warning. "The king still sleeps."

The words were whispered from one to another among the group who had assembled outside the door. The speaker, who was Monsieur Bontems, h

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