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Michel and Angele

A Ladder of Swords

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Author: Gilbert Parker
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 51,635 / 149 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 897
mnybks.net#: 5446
Origin: gutenberg.org

A pair of Huguenot lovers are forced to flee from France to the Isle of Jersey during the reign of Queen Elizabeth.

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re bestowal of a title, in mingled anger, amusement, disdain, and apprehension. Her heart fluttered, then stood still, then flew up in her throat, then grew terribly hot and hurt her, so that she pressed her hand to her bosom as though that might ease it. By the time he had finished, drawn himself up, and struck his foot upon the ground in burly emphasis of his devoted statements, the girl had sufficiently recovered to answer him composedly, and with a little glint of demure humour in her eyes. She loved another man; she did not care so much as a spark for this happy, swearing, swashbuckling gentleman; yet she saw he had meant to do her honour. He had treated her as courteously as was in him to do; he chose her out from all the ladies of his acquaintance to make her an honest offer of his hand--he had said nothing about his heart; he would, should she marry him, throw her scraps of good-humour, bearish tenderness, drink to her health among his fellows, and respect and admire her--even exalt her almost to

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