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Marquise Brinvillier, Pere 25
Alexander Dumas

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This etext was prepared by David Widger, < widger@cecomet.net > 

THE MARQUISE DE BRINVILLIERS 

by ALEXANDER DUMAS, PERE 

Towards the end of the year 1665, on a fine autumn evening, there was
a considerable crowd assembled on the Pont-Neuf where it makes a turn
down to the rue Dauphine.  The object of this crowd and the centre of
attraction was a closely shut, carriage.  A police official was
trying to force open the door, and two out of the four sergeants who
were with him were holding the horses back and the other two stopping
the driver, who paid no attention to their commands, but only
endeavoured to urge his horses to a gallop.  The struggle had been
going on same time, when suddenly one of the doors violentiy pushed
open, and a young officer in the uniform of a cavalry captain jumped
down, shutting the door as he did so though not too quickly for the
nearest spectators to perceive a woman sitting at the back of the

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