example inspire you to courage and lead you to glory."
"All right, my worthy king's treasurer, provided my pretty nephew here won't be too much shocked," and as he spoke de Jars gave to the youngest of the three a caressing touch on the cheek with the back of his hand.
"That reminds me, de Jars!" said the treasurer, "that word you have just said piques my curiosity. For some months now this little fellow here, Chevalier de Moranges, follows you about everywhere like your shadow. You never told us you had a nephew. Where the devil did you get him?"
The commander touched the chevalier's knee under the table, and he, as if to avoid speaking, slowly filled and emptied his glass.
"Look here," said the treasurer, "do you want to hear a few plain words, such as I shall rap out when God takes me to task about the peccadilloes of my past life? I don't believe a word about the relationship. A nephew must be the son of either a brother or a sister. Now, your only sister is an abbess, and your late brother's marriage was childless. There is only one way of proving the relationship, and that is to confess that when your brother was young and wild he and Love met, or else Madame l'Abbesse----."
"Take care, Treasurer Jeannin! no slander against my sister!"
" Well, then, explain; you can't fool me! May I be hanged if I leave this place before I have dragged the secret out of you! Either we are friends or we are not. What you tell no one else you ought to tell me. What! would you make use of my purse and my sword on occasion and yet have secrets from me? It's too bad: speak, or our friendship is at an end! I give you fair warning that I shall find out everything and publish it abroad to court and city: when I strike a trail there's no turning me aside. It will be best for you to whisper your secret voluntarily into my ear, where it will be as safe as in the grave."
"How full of curiosity you are, my good friend!" said de Jars, leaning one elbow on the table, and twirling the points of his moustache with his hand; "but if I were to wrap my secret round the point of a dagger would you not be too much afraid of pricking your fingers to pull it off?"
"Not I," said the king's treasurer, beginning to twirl his moustache also: "the doctors have always told me that I am of too full a complexion and that it would do me all the good in the world to be bled now and then. But what would be an advantage to me would be dangerous to you. It's easy to see from your jaundiced phiz that for you blood-letting is no cure."
- her arms, and laughed shrilly, insanely. Then she turned
- in which Johnston died, and in which there was a ghastly
- old associate, with equal ability for making money, was
- the papers with his friend, but suggested that he could
- unlocked the door at the foot of the steps. He turned,
- been preserved intact. Broadway is as quiet to me as a
- of the special signals employed in railway work, including
- variety of apparatus. There was plenty of leisure on the
- big farm, evidently finding in the society of this rougher
- The one idea was to do quickly what he wanted to do; and
- the responsibility, this action of the conductor lay well
- the statements encountered in his scientific reading. Edison
- the great caravan routes entering the Sahara from the south.
- opinion of the average public-school methods and results,
- were bottles set on nails driven into trees and short poles.
- never could get it through me what went through the dog
- of three-halfpence, two fowls, one of which, the Indian
- some mathematicians, but they can't hire me. His father,
- at Port Huron to jump from the train at a point about one-fourth
- short delay, during which he made an essay in his task
- In three strides he found his foot splashing in water.
- no means the result of mere public curiosity, but attested
- man. I soon saw that I was mistaken: that the prince was
- It has been a romance of popular biographers, based upon
- December 1st. — We steered for the island of Lemuy. I
- About every boy, including myself, went over to see the
- proficient. The goal of the rural telegraph operator was
- to do to correct my lack of judgment in not getting more
- end of the apartment. A steady stream of dirty water was
- especially when I got experimenting and mussed up things.
- his experiment all interest in it was lost, and the jars
- told by one of the freight conductors that in the freight-house
- in an iron sluice gate. The Eurasian had passed it, but
- the value of the sheet as a genuine newspaper, to which
- telegraph, Edison was often able to print late news of
- the news of battle caused intense excitement and large
- might have noticed the reduced numbers of his following.
- Edison was named after Capt. Alva Bradley, an old friend
- older, who did chores around the house, and who could be
- the train then moved off, leaving him on the platform,
- lamp was incapable of penetrating the fog. He groped with
- The hours of this occupation were long, but the work was
- dollar went every day to his mother. Thus supporting himself,
- of the boy very rapidly. He was not in regular attendance
- the sailors bought with a stick of tobacco, of the value
- the fact that Edison began his career as a newsboy, to
- he induced a lad employed in the family to swallow a large
- sometimes cleared as much as twenty to thirty dollars a
- rising, was gradually flooding the cave of the dragon.
- else could be done which was a fact. Again, my nerves have