In 1792, when the hated aristocrats were being mowed down in France by Madame Guillotine, an intrepid Englishman hid his identity under the nom-de-guerre of "The Scarlet Pimpernel," and headed a band of twenty noblemen whose object was to save as many of the French aristocracy as possible.
"What cart?" asked Bibot, roughly.
"Driven by an old hag. . . . A covered cart . . ."
"There were a dozen . . ."
"An old hag who said her son had the plague?"
"Yes . . ."
"You have not let them go?"
"MORBLEU!" said Bibot, whose purple cheeks had suddenly become white with fear.
"The cart contained the CI-DEVANT Comtesse de Tourney and her two children, all of them traitors and condemned to death." "And their driver?" muttered Bibot, as a superstitious shudder ran down his spine.
DOVER: "THE FISHERMAN'S REST"
In the kitchen Sally was extremely busy--saucepans and frying-pans were standing in rows on the gigantic hearth, the huge stock-pot stood in a corner, and the jack turned with slow deliberation, and presented alternately to the glow
This was an excellent story and Iím looking forward to reading the rest of her works. I donít recall how I learned of this book, but am a big fan of Rafael Sabatini which writes romance fiction set in the same period
Excellent adventure tale. I thought the heavy doses of feminine introspection sidetracked the plot sometimes, but still very good.
Absolutely love love LOVE this book. So super thrilling. You wont be able to put it down!!
One of my favorite classic books of all time. Great adventure and loads of fun!
A good read, it is a classic tale of love, spies and wit. It will definitely keep the reader second guessing.