Stories By English Authors: France Selected by Scribners
Stories By English Authors: France (Selected by Scribners)

Year of publication: 2006
Keywords: English France -- Fiction Short stories

Stories By English Authors: France (Selected by Scribners)

Robert Louis Stevenson
Wilkie Collins
Hesba Stretton
s J Weyman

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STORIES BY ENGLISH AUTHORS FRANCE  A LODGING FOR THE NIGHT, By Robert Louis Stevenson It was late in November, 1456. The snow fell over Paris with rigorous, relentless persistence; sometimes the wind made a sally and scattered it in flying vortices; sometimes there was a lull, and flake after flake descended out of the black night air, silent, circuitous, interminable. To poor people, looking up under moist eyebrows, it seemed a wonder where it all came from. Master Francis Villon had propounded an alternative that afternoon, at a tavern window: was it only pagan Jupiter plucking geese upon Olympus? or were the holy angels moulting? He was only a poor Master of Arts, he went on; and as the question somewhat touched upon divinity, he durst not venture to conclude. A silly old priest from Montargis, who was among the company, treated the young rascal to a bottle of wine in honour of the jest and grimaces with which it was accompanied, and swore on his...