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. 1922 Excerpt: ...he tried to make love to me." "The dog! I'll smash him." "No, please don't make a fuss. I stopped him pretty quick. It doesn't do to make ...
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. 1922 Excerpt: ...he tried to make love to me." "The dog! I'll smash him." "No, please don't make a fuss. I stopped him pretty quick. It doesn't do to make enemies of those people." The following day Hugh met Professor Durand on the stairway. The old man was bronzed and hale-looking. "Ha! my young friend!" he said. "Yes, I've been in the mountains, the pines, preparing for the battle. I want all the strength that is left in me to accomplish my mission." "Poor old chap!" thought Hugh, "he doesn't know what's in front of him. Pathetic! Maybe another Casino tragedy." 3. As he was sitting in the Cafe de Paris that evening listening to the music, Hugh idly watched the entrance to the Casino with its four great lanterns. In the softened lustre its pale yellow stone took on a mellow radiance almost onyxlike. Seen through the palms with the stars for a background it was like a gleaming palace of delight, poised over the mystery of the sea. Into the pool of light from the doorway swished glossy limousines from which descended elegantly dressed people. One, a very tall man, mounted the steps and paused for a moment. He had a spade-shaped beard, a swarthy face, and a hooked nose. "First time I've seen that chap," thought Hugh. "Looks like a grandee of old Castile, but is probably an Armenian money-changer." Just at that moment Mr. Tope came bustling up. "I say," said Hugh, "who's that hidalgo-looking johnny on the steps?" Mr. Tope screwed a monocle into his right eye. "Don't know exactly. Some say he's a South American, ex-president of some small republic who got away with the state treasure. Wouldn't be surprised. He has a vulturish look. The scum of the world find their way h...
Hardcover reprint of the original 1922 edition-beautifully bound in brown cloth covers featuring titles stamped in gold, 8vo-6x9". No adjustments have been made to the original text, giving readers the full antiquarian experience. For quality purposes, all text and images are printed as black and white. This item is printed on demand. Book Information: The Poisoned Paradise; A Romance Of Monte Carlo. Service, Robert W. Robert William. Indiana: Repressed Publishing LLC, 2012. Original Publishing: The Poisoned Paradise; A Romance Of Monte Carlo. Service, Robert W. Robert William. New York, Dodd, Mead, 1922.
Very Good. 8vo 8"-9" tall; 412 pages; Solid clean copy boundin original pebbled red cloth with title lettering in black to cover and spine. Binding slightly cocked in the spine but snug. Cloth slightly pulled and a little crimped at spine ends. Prior owner name and address penciled neatly to front endpage. Solid clean copy of the uncommon 1st edition. VG.
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