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Castles in the Air

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Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 65,865 / 189 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.5
LoC Category: PR
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 2,478
Added to site: 2004.07.03
mnybks.net#: 8634
Origin: gutenberg.org

A story in the time of Robespierre and Napoleon, which has to do with a series of gallant escapes of an ingenious rogue.

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outing just like everybody else:

"What the ------ is all this infernal row about?"

"Murder, help!" came from the distant end of the corridor, and M. de Marsan--undoubtedly it was he--did what any other young man under the like circumstances would have done: he ran to see what was happening and to lend a hand in it, if need be. I saw his slim figure disappearing down the corridor at the very moment that I slipped into his room. One glance upon the desk sufficed: there lay the large official-looking document, with the royal signature affixed thereto, and close beside it the copy which M. de Marsan had only half finished--the ink on it was still wet. Hesitation, Sir, would have been fatal. I did not hesitate; not one instant. Three seconds had scarcely elapsed before I picked up the document, together with M. de Marsan's half-finished copy of the same, and a few loose sheets of Chancellerie paper which I thought might be useful. Then I slipped the lot inside my blouse. The bogus letter and parcel I

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