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The Garden of Swords

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Author: Max Pemberton
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 71,464 / 202 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.4
Downloads: 709
Added to site: 2014.06.19
mnybks.net#: 31596
Origin: gutenberg.org
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ars. The figures about her were shadowy figures moving, as it were, in some room of her dreams. Friends held her hand and spoke to her of the great ceremony in the cathedral. She answered them; yet knew not what she said. They called her "Madame Lefort." How odd it seemed! "Madame, Madame!" She was Beatrix Hamilton no more. The hour had placed a great gulf between her and the old time. She did not mourn her girlhood nor regret it.

Notwithstanding Madame Helene's scruples, it was a brilliant gathering. All Strasburg bore witness to that. The city made the success of it an affair of its own, and sent a guard of honour to the Place Kleber, and the lancers' band to play all the afternoon before the great house. Abbes and canons, generals and colonels raised their glasses and nodded their heads to the rhythm of the music. Sleeker Lutherans found dark corners wherein they could anticipate hunger without observation. Social leaders scanned the bride's dress through critical glasses, and admitted that it was <

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