A Broadway Villon

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,490 / 16 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 714
Added to site: 2009.10.22
mnybks.net#: 25616
Genre: Short Story
Excerpt

d the chain and retreated inside the hall to the foot of the stairs, leaving the way free for his visitor to follow. McCartney entered, hat in hand, and shut the door behind him, catching at a glance the austerity of the furniture and walls. To him every inch of the Brussels carpet, the ponderous, polished walnut hat-rack, the massive blue china stand with its lonely umbrella and stout bamboo cane, and the heavily framed oil copy of St. John spoke eloquently.

"I must ask your pardon again, sir, for disturbing you. But a man of your character, as you have no doubt discovered, must suffer for the sake of his reputation. I--"

McCartney swayed and seized a yellow-plush portiere for support. In a moment he had regained control of himself--apparently.

"A touch of faintness. I haven't eaten since morning." He looked around for a chair. The old man made a show of concern.

"Nothing to eat! Dear me! Well, well! Come in and sit down. Perhaps I can find something."

Deacon Andrews led th

Reviews

Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2013.12.01
Henry L. ratliff
***..

(1906) Humor (whimsical) /Short story (magazine)


R: * * *


Plot bullets


  • Voltaire McCartney is, shall we say, a reckless, devil-may-care scoundrel.

  • He has a big heart for the down and out, but not for the scrooge or bar room sucker.

  • He can win against an adversary who also plays the game.

  • His skills are tested with a man with a truly miserly constitution.


From \'Metropolitan Magazine\' April 1906.
although not stated, I believe the title makes reference to:
F. Villon: From Wikipedia: \'French poet of the late Middle Ages.
A ne\'er-do-well who was involved in criminal behavior
and got into numerous scrapes with authorities\'.


SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for A Broadway Villon by Arthur Cheney Train - Free eBook

The Titan Drowns: Time Travel Romance

New Atlantis Time Travel Romance Book 6
Nhys Glover

2013 SFR GALAXY AWARD WINNER

"Heroism and... Read more

Cover image for A Broadway Villon by Arthur Cheney Train - Free eBook

Valkyrie's Vengeance

Loki's Wolves Book 0
Melissa Snark

Fans of paranormal and urban fantasy will enjoy... Read more

Cover image for A Broadway Villon by Arthur Cheney Train - Free eBook

Helga: Out of Hedgelands

Wood Cow Chronicles Book 1
Rick Johnson

VOLUME ONE in the WOOD COW CHRONICLES series. <... Read more

Cover image for A Broadway Villon by Arthur Cheney Train - Free eBook

Chausiku

Nightmare of the Clans Book One
Pamela E. Cash

There are six secret clans across the world–Afr... Read more

Cover image for A Broadway Villon by Arthur Cheney Train - Free eBook

Mademoiselle At Arms

A Georgian Romance
Elizabeth Bailey

Set in the late Georgian era, Elizabeth Bailey’... Read more

Cover image for A Broadway Villon by Arthur Cheney Train - Free eBook

The Tales of Tim Hurtletuta - New Beginnings

Tales of Tim Hurtletuta Series, Book 1
Matthew James Wilkins

"Tim Hurtletuta has forgotten something. He can... Read more

Cover image for A Broadway Villon by Arthur Cheney Train - Free eBook

After the Cure

Deirdre Gould

Eight years ago the December Plague swept throu... Read more

Cover image for A Broadway Villon by Arthur Cheney Train - Free eBook

The Unveiling

Book One (Age of Faith 1)
Tamara Leigh

12th century England: Two men vie for the thron... Read more

Cover image for A Broadway Villon by Arthur Cheney Train - Free eBook

Healing Her Heart

Crystal Lake Series Book 1
Laura Scott

Dr. Gabe Allen has a rule about dating colleagues... Read more

Cover image for A Broadway Villon by Arthur Cheney Train - Free eBook

Never A Choice

The Choices Trilogy #1
Dee Palmer

Bethany Thorne has secrets and she’s told a few... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Clarimonde
by Théophile Gautier
The Call of Cthulhu
by H. P. Lovecraft
''Fin Tireur''
by Robert Smythe Hichens
The Machine Stops
by E.M. Forster
Eve's Diary
by Mark Twain
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Skin Game
by Charles E. Fritch
A Martian Odyssey
by Stanley Grauman Weinbaum

See more popular titles from this genre.