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The Laughing Cavalier

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Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 125,674 / 351 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.8
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 3,339
Added to site: 2007.10.26
mnybks.net#: 18721
More Info: en.wikipedia.org
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your father, Gilda, would drag me to the gallows with his own hand if he knew that I am here."

"You must not count on Nicolaes either, my lord," she pleaded, "nor must you stay here a moment longer...I heard my father's step in the passage already. He is sure to come and bid me good-night before he goes to bed...."

"I am spent, Gilda, " he murmured, and indeed his breath came in such feeble gasps that he could scarce speak. "I have not touched food for two days. I landed at Scheveningen a week ago, and for five days have hung about the Gevangen Poort of S' Graven Hage trying to get speech with my brother. I had gained the good will of an important offical in the prison, but Groeneveld is too much of a coward to make a fight for freedom. Then I was recognized by a group of workmen outside my dead father's house. I read recognition in their eyes--knowledge of me and knowledge of the money which that recognition might mean to them. They feigned indifference at first, but I had read their thoughts.

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2016.06.22
gibel
*****

An offshoot to the popular Scarlet Pimpernel books by this author. An excellent romance with lots of adventure and action.


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