Paul Fitz-Henry; Or, a Few Weeks in Paris

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 Excerpt: ...with this rather national amusement, which Eugene explained fully to him. At each corner of this space was an elegant orchestra, in which four bands relieved each other during the day, and before which a merry group of dancers might be seen, entering with all the spirit of the French character into the ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 Excerpt: ...with this rather national amusement, which Eugene explained fully to him. At each corner of this space was an elegant orchestra, in which four bands relieved each other during the day, and before which a merry group of dancers might be seen, entering with all the spirit of the French character into the cheerful exercise. In the centre of this space was placed a pole of great height, on the top of which were suspended the prizes for those who could ascend the slippery goal. This caused a fund of amusement to the crowd, whose shouts followed each successful attempt,' which were answered by the fortunate candidate, who, from his elevated position, elicited loud peals of laughter by his various antics and grotesque movements and grimaces, such as few but a mercurial Frenchman would give or none so fully as a French crowd appreciate. Arnold now joined Fitz-Henry and his companions. He had just parted from Stanley, who had accidentally met some English friends, with whom he intended to pass the day. In the evening he had promised to meet Julie, for he wished to justify himself for his conduct of the preceding night, and to regain that place in her affections which he was fearful he had forfeited by his excesses. The whole party had wished Arnold to join them, but a few minutes conversation with these new friends of Stanley so far satisfied Arnold as to their character that he scrupled not to leave them, under the plea of having promised to join Fitz-Henry in the Champs Elysees. On returning towards the Place de la Concorde, Fitz-Henry and his companions met Captain St. John, who was accompanied by Edith and Marie. Eugene introduced them to Gustave and Arnold, and the whole party walked some short time together, ere they proceeded to the Faubourg St. Honor; for th...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150367847
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 78
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.16 (d)

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