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Chicot the Jester

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Published: 1846
Language: English
Wordcount: 138,426 / 404 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 92.3
LoC Category: PQ
Series: Queen Margery
Downloads: 2,126
mnybks.net#: 2352
Genres: Adventure, History

Amidst the conspiracy of the Holy League to make the Duke of Anjou king, Bussy d'Amboise falls in love with a lady of the court of Henry III -- a lady with a very jealous husband! (An abridged translation of La dame de Monsoreau.)

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"Never mind, I am going."

"Alone?"

"No, with Maugiron and Schomberg. We hunt for the king."

"Ah! yes, I understand," said Maugiron and Schomberg.

"The king wishes a boar's head for breakfast to-morrow."

"With the neck dressed à l'Italienne," said Maugiron, alluding to the turn-down collar which Bussy wore in opposition to their ruffs.

"Ah, ah," said D'Epernon, "I understand."

"What is it?" asked D'O, "for I do not."

"Ah! look round you."

"Well!"

"Did any one laugh at us here?"

"Yes, Bussy."

"Well, that is the wild boar the king wants."

"You think the king----"

"He asks for it."

"Well, then, so be it. But how do we hunt?"

"In ambush; it is the surest."

Bussy remarked the conference, and, not doubting that they were talking of him, approached, with his friends.

"Look, Antragues, look, Ribeirac," said he, "how they are grouped; it is quite touching; it might be Euryale and Nisus, Damon and Pythias, Castor and----. But where is Pollux?"

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