The Hero of the People: A Historical Romance of Love, Liberty and Loyalty

The Hero of the People: A Historical Romance of Love, Liberty and Loyalty
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Dumas Alexandre. The Hero of the People: A Historical Romance of Love, Liberty and Loyalty

CHAPTER I. LOCKSMITH AND GUNSMITH

CHAPTER II. THE THREE ODDITIES

CHAPTER III. THE UNDYING MAN

CHAPTER IV. FATALITY

CHAPTER V. THE CANDLE OMEN

CHAPTER VI. THE REVOLUTION IN THE COUNTRY

CHAPTER VII. THE ABDICATION IN A FARMHOUSE

CHAPTER VIII. ANOTHER BLOW

CHAPTER IX. PITOU BECOMES A TACTICIAN

CHAPTER X. THE LOVER’S PARTING

CHAPTER XI. THE ROAD TO PARIS

CHAPTER XII. THE SPIRIT MATERIALIZED

CHAPTER XIII. HUSBAND AND WIFE

CHAPTER XIV. IN SEARCH OF THEIR SON

CHAPTER XV. THE MAN WITH THE MODEL

CHAPTER XVI. THE PORTRAIT OF CHARLES FIRST

CHAPTER XVII. THE KING ATTENDS TO PRIVATE MATTERS

CHAPTER XVIII. THE KING ATTENDS TO PUBLIC MATTERS

CHAPTER XIX. A LOVING QUEEN

CHAPTER XX. WITHOUT HUSBAND – WITHOUT LOVER

CHAPTER XXI. WHAT A CUT-OFF HEAD MAY COUNSEL

CHAPTER XXII. THE SMILE AND THE NOD

CHAPTER XXIII. THE ROYAL LOCKSMITH

CHAPTER XXIV. HAPPY FAMILY

CHAPTER XXV. DOWN AMONG THE DEAD

CHAPTER XXVI. GAMAIN PROVES HE IS THE MASTER

CHAPTER XXVII. THE FRIEND OF THE FALLEN

CHAPTER XXVIII. THE FIRST GUILLOTINE

CHAPTER XXX. UNDER THE WINDOW

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THE locksmith lifted his tumbler to his eye’s level, admired the liquor with pleasure, and said after sipping it with gratification:

“Bless you, yes, plenty of locksmiths at Paris.”

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“The Lord knows,” was the response: “maybe they want him to curl the hair of the poor soldiers. In Revolutionary times, fellows have such quaint fancies!”

He mixed in with the throng, leaving Gamain, from whom he had probably extracted all he wanted, to make his way alone to his workshop at Versailles.

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