The Duke's Motto

A Melodrama

Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 70,921 / 211 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50.8
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 572
Added to site: 2009.03.07
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Genre: Adventure
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Staupitz struck the table again. "No, no, my children," he said, "not for this job. Monsieur Peyrolles told me to bring nine of my babies, and nine we must be, and nine we should be at this moment if our truants were at hand."

At this moment Saldagno set down his beaker. "I hear footsteps," he said. In the momentary silence which followed this remark, all present could hear distinctly enough the tramp of feet outside, and in another instant the door was flung open and the two men whom Staupitz had been expecting so impatiently made their appearance.

If the contrast had been marked between the six men who sat at the table and the seventh man who sat apart, the contrast that existed between the two new-comers was still more striking. The first to enter was a big, jovial, red-faced, black-haired man with a huge mustache and a manner that suggested an ebullient admiration of himself and an ebullient appreciation of all possible pleasures. He was habited much like his predecessors, in that he was

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2009.03.21
CO'Neil
*****

Not a bad read at all. Very reminiscent, perhaps intentionally, of Dumas. This is meant as a compliment.

Lots of plot twists, plenty of action and suspense.


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