St. Ives is a ancient experience novel through Robert Louis Stevenson. St. Ives tells the tale of a French hussar officer Jacques St. Ives imprisoned by way of the British in Scotland. the tale is an exploration of the habitual topic of the polarity of human nature. St. Ives (whose relations motto is "Audentes Fortuna Juvat"--"Fortune favors the daring"), a witty, womanizing veteran of Napoleon's wars
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The letter will be out of the query, I really see that. however the lawyer's identify could rather well have dropped from you within the manner of dialog; having heard him pointed out, i would revenue via the condition to introduce myself; and during this manner my enterprise will be the higher performed, and also you no longer the least bit compromised. ' 'What is that this enterprise? ' acknowledged Romaine. 'I haven't acknowledged that I had any,' I answered. 'It may come up. this can be just a threat that i have to hold in view. ' 'Well,' stated he, with a gesture of the arms, 'I point out Mr. Robbie; and permit that be an finish of it! —Or wait! ' he additional, 'I have it. this is anything that might serve you for an creation, and can't compromise me. ' And he wrote his identify and the Edinburgh lawyer's handle on a bit of card and tossed it to me. 195 St. Ives via Robert Louis Stevenson bankruptcy XXI—I develop into the landlord OF A CLARETCOLOURED CHAISE What with packing, signing papers, and participating of a good chilly supper within the lawyer's room, it was once earlier within the morning earlier than we have been prepared for the line. Romaine himself allow us to out of a window in part of the home identified to Rowley: it sounds as if it served as a type of postern to the servants' corridor, in which (when they have been within the brain for a clandestine night) they'd come frequently out and in; and that i be mindful rather well the vinegar element of the legal professional at the receipt of this piece of information—how he pursed his lips, jutted his eyebrows, and stored repeating, 'This has to be visible to, certainly! this can be barred to-morrow within the morning! ' during this preoccupation, i think he took depart of me with no gazing it; our issues have been passed out; we heard the window close in the back of us; and have become immediately misplaced in a horrid intricacy of blackness and the shadow of woods. a bit rainy snow saved sleepily falling, pausing, and falling back; it appeared eternally starting to snow and eternally leaving off; and the darkness used to be extreme. repeatedly we walked into bushes; again and again chanced on ourselves adrift between backyard borders or caught like a ram within the thicket. Rowley had possessed himself of the suits, and he was once neither to be terrified nor softened. 'No, i can't, Mr. Anne, sir,' he could answer. 'You be aware of he inform me to attend until we have been over the 'ill. it is just a bit manner now. Why, and that i suggestion you was once a soldier, too! ' i used to be a minimum of a truly pleased soldier while my valet consented finally to kindle a thieves' fit. From this, we simply lit the lantern; and thenceforward, via a labyrinth of forest paths, have been carried out by way of its uneasy glimmer. either booted and great-coated, with tall hats a lot of a form, and weighted down with booty within the kind of a despatchbox, a case of pistols, and plump valises, i presumed we had a great deal the glance of a couple of brothers getting back from the sack of Amersham position. 196 St. Ives via Robert Louis Stevenson We issued ultimately upon a rustic by-road the place we would stroll abreast and with no precaution. It was once 9 miles to Aylesbury, our instant vacation spot; by way of an eye, which shaped a part of my new outfit, it may be approximately half-past 3 within the morning; and as we didn't decide to arrive sooner than sunlight, time couldn't be stated to press.