Excerpt: ...it was much simpler to lay it off than to array one's self in. I never did learn all the eccentricities of that remarkable rig my fashionable friend had adorned me with. "Had we better not strap on our pistols?" I asked, not knowing what he purposed. "No; gentlemen do not wear them. Beside, at Sceaux one sharpens one's wits, and lets even his good blade dull and rust." We mustered six stout swords as we clattered away from the Austrian Arms, and I could not but note, despite what Jerome had said, he took good ...

The Black Wolf's Breed 2007, Echo Library

ISBN-13: 9781406861198

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