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Calvert of Strathore

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Author: Carter Goodloe
Published: 1903
Language: English
Wordcount: 98,045 / 286 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 549
Added to site: 2004.07.01
mnybks.net#: 8355
Origin: gutenberg.org

This novel by a new writer introduces rather a larger number of characters of eminence and notoriety than most others of its class. The period offers the opportunity. Paris just before the Revolution was full of interesting people; just afterward, many of them were missing. The center of this story is the American Legation there, and about it revolve most of its incidents.

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ty. As you probably know, we have made large shipments of tobacco, contracted for by several farmers-general, but such has been the delay in delivery and payment after reaching this country that we deemed it absolutely necessary to have someone over here to attend to the matter. At Havre I found affairs irregular and prices low and fluctuating. I was hoping the markets would be steadier and quieter in Paris."

"I am afraid you will not find it so," replied Mr. Jefferson, shaking his head. "I am persuaded that this country is on the eve of some great change--some great upheaval. I see it in the faces of those I meet in the salons of the rich and noble; I see it in the faces of the common people in the streets--above all, I see it in the faces of the people in the streets."

Again he stopped and looked thoughtfully into the blazing fire. Mr. Morris's keen eyes fastened themselves on the finely chiselled face opposite him, aglow with a prophetic light. "I would be obliged," he said at length, "if you

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