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Baron Trigault's vengeance; a sequel to "The count's millions," 1913
by Emile Gaboriau
Illustrated by John Sloan
Charles Scribner’s Sons New York 1913
Hardcover Measures 7.75x5.25 inches Weighs 1 pound 5 ounces

Condition: Good.
Red cloth boards have gold decoration on front, and gold spine text. Gold top edge.
Illustrated frontispiece. 4 Illustrations total.
The occasional age spot. Spine is darkened. Corners are bumped. Covers are aged with light blemish.

Excerpt from book:
Baron Trigault's Vengeance
i.
VENGEANCE ! that is the first, the only thought, when a
man finds himself victimized, when his honor and for­
tune, his present and future, are wrecked by a vile
conspiracy! The torment he endures under such cir­
cumstances can only be alleviated by the prospect of
inflicting them a hundredfold upon his persecutors.
And nothing seems impossible at the first moment, when
hatred surges in the brain, and the foam of anger rises
to the lips; no obstacle seems insurmountable, or,
rather, none are perceived. But later, when the facul­
ties have regained their equilibrium, one can measure
the distance which separates the dream from reality, the
project from execution. And on setting to work, how
many discouragements arise! The fever of revolt
pas ses by, and the victim wavers. He still breathes
bitter vengeance, but he does not act. He despairs, and
asks himself what would be the good of it? And in
this way the success of villainy is once more assured.
Similar despondency attacked Pascal Ferailleur when
he awoke for the first time in the abode where he had
hidden himself under the name of Maumejan. A
frightful slander had crushed him to the earth—he
could kill his slanderer, but afterward—? How was he
to reach and stifle the slander itself? As well try to
hold a handful of water; as well try to stay with ex­
tended arms the progress of the poisonous breeze which

Baron Trigault's Vengeance; a sequel to "The count's millions," Emile Gaboriau Illustrated John Sloan Charles Scribner’s Sons 1913 Hardcover

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