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The Atlantic Monthly

Volume 16, No. 97, November, 1865

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1865
Language: English
Wordcount: 84,432 / 248 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.3
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 613
Added to site: 2006.12.12
mnybks.net#: 15537
Genre: Periodical
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had a fine view of the old palace of Vauvert, originally erected for a royal residence by King Robert, but which had been deserted for years. The worthy monks, oblivious of the Tenth Commandment, may have thought the place would suit them; but ashamed, probably, to make a formal demand of it from the King, they seem to have set their wits to work to procure it by stratagem.

At all events, the palace of Vauvert, which had never labored under any imputation against its character until they became its neighbors, began almost immediately afterwards to acquire a bad name. Frightful shrieks were heard to proceed thence at night. Blue, red, and green lights were seen to glimmer from its casements, and then suddenly disappear. The clanking of chains succeeded, together with the howlings of persons as in great pain. Then a ghastly spectre, in pea-green, with long, white beard and serpent's tail, appeared at the principal windows, shaking his fist at the passers-by. This went on for months.

The King, to

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