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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 442

Volume 17, New Series, June 19, 1852

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1852
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,389 / 69 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.2
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 566
Added to site: 2007.03.11
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Genre: Periodical
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este!' exclaimed the new proprietor, after a lengthened and painful examination of the dilapidations, and general nakedness of his estate--'this is embarrassing. Citizen Destouches was right. I must raise money upon the property, to replace what those brigands have carried off. I shall require three thousand francs at the very least.'

The calculation was dispiriting; and after a night's lodging on the bare floor, damply enveloped in a few old sacks, the financial horizon did not look one whit less gloomy in the eyes of Citizen Delessert. Destouches, he sadly reflected, was an iron-fisted notary-public, who lent money, at exorbitant interest, to distressed landowners, and was driving, people said, a thriving trade in that way just now. His pulse must, however, be felt, and money be obtained, however hard the terms. This was unmistakably evident; and with the conviction tugging at his heart, Citizen Delessert took his pensive way towards Strasbourg.

'You guess my errand, Citizen Destouches?' said

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