Within an Inch of His Life
by Emile Gaboriau
FIRE AT VALPINSON
These were the facts:--
In the night from the 22nd to the 23rd of June, 1871, towards one
o'clock in the morning, the Paris suburb of Sauveterre, the principal
and most densely populated suburb of that pretty town, was startled by
the furious gallop of a horse on its ill-paved streets.
A number of peaceful citizens rushed to the windows.