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Captain Fracasse

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Published: 1863
Language: English
Wordcount: 158,920 / 448 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.2
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 1,269
mnybks.net#: 2827
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Adventure

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

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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

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