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

The Twin Lieutenants

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1858
Language: English
Wordcount: 69,759 / 205 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.7
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 1,742
Added to site: 2007.04.20
mnybks.net#: 16661
Excerpt

praised, and there appeared a white form having, thanks to the gauze which wrapped it and its flexibility of movements, all the fantastic aspect of a shade.

The figure stopped an instant in the door, as in an encasement of shadows; then with a step so light, so aerial, that the silence was not broken even by the creak of the floor, she slowly approached Napoleon.

When near him, she held out from a cloud of muslin a charming hand which she placed upon the back of the chair, near that head which seemed one of the Roman emperors; she sometime kept her eyes upon the visage, calm as a medal of Augustus, uttered a half retained sigh, laid her left hand upon her heart to compress its beatings, bent over, retaining her breath, kissed the sleeper's brow more with her breath than with her lips, and feeling at that contact, all light as it was, a quiver of the muscles of that face, before so immovable that one would think it a wax mask, she drew herself quickly back.

The motion she had provoked, how

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

Jennette Green
Jennette Green discovered a love for writing in the second grade. She had stories in her mind that were simply calling to be written. The Kaavl series is one such a story, which has been with her since she was eighteen. As our Author of the Day, Green reveals how many times she rewrote Kaavl Conspiracy, how her books come together and gives a sneak peek into what we can expect from her next.
Read full interview...