L'Affaire Lerouge

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Author: Emile Gaboriau
Published: 1865
Language: French
Wordcount: 129,950 / 432 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 2,515
Added to site: 2005.04.30
mnybks.net#: 10237
Origin: gutenberg.org
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drames de nos neveux. C'est assurément un habile homme, mais la persévérance lui manque et il est sujet à se laisser aveugler par une incroyable obstination. S'il perd une piste, il ne peut consentir à l'avouer, encore moins à revenir sur ses pas. D'ailleurs, plein d'audace et de sang-froid, il est impossible à déconcerter. D'une force herculéenne cachée sous des apparences grêles, il n'a jamais hésité à affronter les plus dangereux malfaiteurs.

Mais sa spécialité, sa gloire, son triomphe, c'est une mémoire des physionomies, si prodigieuse qu'elle passe les bornes du croyable. A-t-il vu une figure cinq minutes, c'est fini, elle est casée, elle lui appartient. Partout, en tout temps, il la reconnaîtra. Les impossibilités de lieux, les invraisemblances de circonstances, les plus incroyables déguisements ne le dérouteront pas. Cela tient, prétend-il

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