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Examples of Galere
To send me in search of a footstool, to make me hold her fan, to overwhelm me with questions and bewilder me with a thousand coquetries, were the immediate proceedings of Madame de Marignan.
A consummate tactician, she succeeded, before a quarter of an hour had gone by, in putting me at my ease, and in drawing from me everything that I had to tell-all my past; all my prospects for the future; the name and condition of my father; a description of Saxonholme, and the very date of my birth.
I turned out of a small square, in front of the hotel, and walked up a narrow, sloping street, paved with big, rough stones and guiltless of a foot-way.
However late in the evening I may arrive at a place, I cannot go to bed without an impression.
To the right of the main island were a group of others, all reef and shingle, intersected by treacherous channels; in calm lapped by water with the colours of a prism of crystal, in storm by a leaden surf and flying foam.
But the wave rose up maliciously, foot by foot, till it drowned their cries for ever in the storm.