Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

The Village Coquette

or, The Supposed Lottery

Cover image for

Download


Language: English
Wordcount: 9,010 / 33 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 247
mnybks.net#: 2342
Origin: gutenberg.org
License: ©
Genre: Drama

Translated and adapted by Frank Morlock, (c)1986.

Show Excerpt

Lisette And, if I still must leave?

Baron Of my love, you will have a sure pledge. A contract.

Lisette (stopping her tears) Today?

Baron A marriage contract. It's already written. I did it right away, first thing. Second thing is to sign.

Lisette You won't sign it?

Baron I will sign.

Lisette But, when? For my father is taking me off. He is so proud.

Baron My word is reliable.

Lisette I believe you, but my father--

Baron Yes, I will give you my oath.

Lisette (crying again) Don't swear to me. I believe you already. But my father--

Baron I will go appease him. I swear to you.

Lisette (crying and holding him by the arm) No, he's going to take me off. Of that I am sure.

Baron No, no. I am going to keep Lucas.

Lisette (pretending to be outré with rage against him) It's I who wish to leave, because you don't love me!

(Exit Baron.)

Lisette (suddenly stops crying) No--this is only a deceiver, who thinks me innocent. I must soon take my relative, the Widow's, lover. He

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Lincoln Cole
When Lincoln Cole is not writing code as a computer programmer, he enjoys writing action-packed paranormal thrillers. Raven's Peak, the first book in his World on Fire series, has impressed most readers and boasts an almost-perfect review score on Amazon. As our author of the day, Cole chats about how his world travels have influenced his writing, reveals how he manages to remain on schedule and talks about creating complex characters.
Read full interview...