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

Captain Fracasse

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1863
Language: English
Wordcount: 158,920 / 448 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.2
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 1,295
mnybks.net#: 2827
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Adventure

A cloak-and-dagger fairy tale set during the reign of Louis XII.

Show Excerpt

led the way back to the fire, and then with beseeching eyes, looking alternately from the face of his friend to the pot-au-feu, seemed mutely begging for his share of its contents. Poor Beelzebub was growing so old that he could no longer catch as many rats and mice as his appetite craved, and he was evidently very hungry.

Pierre, that was the old servant's name, threw more wood on the smouldering fire, and then sat down on a settle in the chimney corner, inviting his companion--who had to wait still for his supper as patiently as he might--to take a seat beside him. The firelight shone full upon the old man's honest, weather-beaten face, the few scattered locks of snow-white hair escaping from under his dark blue woollen cap, his thick, black eyebrows and deep wrinkles. He had the usual characteristics of the Basque race; a long face, hooked nose, and dark, gipsy-like complexion. He wore a sort of livery, which was so old and threadbare that it would be impossible to make out its original colour, and

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

W. L. Liberman
W.L. Liberman is a man with many talents. He has published nine novels, five graphic novels and a children’s storybook. Liberman is also the founding editor and publisher of TEACH Magazine; www.teachmag.com, and has worked as a television producer and on-air commentator. As our author of the day, Liberman reveals the inspiration behind Looking for Henry Turner, why he has a soft spot for the 1960s and talks about why family ties and loyalty to friends are so important in life.
Read full interview...