Under the Red Robe
by Stanley Weyman

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UNDER THE RED ROBE

by

STANLEY J. WEYMAN

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CONTENTS

CHAPTER I. AT ZATON'S

CHAPTER II. AT THE GREEN PILLAR

CHAPTER III. THE HOUSE IN THE WOOD

CHAPTER IV. MADAM AND MADEMOISELLE

CHAPTER V. REVENGE

CHAPTER VI. UNDER THE PlC DU MIDI

CHAPTER VII. A MASTER STROKE

CHAPTER VIII. A MASTER STROKE--Continued

CHAPTER IX. THE QUESTION

CHAPTER X. CLON

CHAPTER XI. THE ARREST

CHAPTER XII. THE ROAD TO PARIS

CHAPTER XIII. AT THE FINGER-POST

CHAPTER XIV. ST MARTIN'S EVE

CHAPTER XV. ST MARTIN'S SUMMER


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UNDER THE RED ROBE


CHAPTER I

AT ZATON'S

'Marked cards!'

There were a score round us when the fool, little knowing the man
with whom he had to deal, and as little how to lose like a
gentleman, flung the words in my teeth. He thought, I'll be
sworn, that I should storm and swear and ruffle it like any
common cock of the hackle. But that was never Gil de Berault's
way. For a few seconds after he had spoken I did not even look
at him. I passed my eye instead--smiling, BIEN ENTENDU--round
the ring of waiting faces, saw that there was no one except De
Pombal I had cause to fear; and then at last I rose and looked at
the fool with the grim face I have known impose on older and
wiser men.