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A Splendid Hazard

Auhtor: Harold Macgrath

Language: english
Published: 1910

Genres:

fiction,  action adventure
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Review by Michael Gallagher, January 2005


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Splendid Hazard':

Lost treasure buried by early admirers of Napoleon Bonaparte is at the center of this incredible adventure.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Splendid Hazard':


... I saw Bernhardt and Coquelin recently in L'Aiglon. Ah, but they play it! It drove me here to-day. But this three-cornered hat holds me longest, with ...
... deeply and violently, which he did. Wait, Moloch, wait you and I are not done with each other yet! Wait! I shall come back, and when I do, look to yourself! ...
... eyes. Behind their gold-rimmed spectacles they did not waver under Fitzgerald's scrutiny so the latter dismissed the room and its company from his mind ...
... other sentiment. Yes. I am not sure that I gave you my name, Miss Killigrew. He was secretly confused over this enigmatical reception. She nodded. ...
... the admiral, with all his kindliness and common sense, was eccentric-this was a fall. Where were his newspapers? There was a dignity to foreign ...
... This girl was different from the ordinary run of girls she might become dangerous. He determined then and there not to prolong his visit more than ...
... shrewd and clever, might stumble upon something. Well, till against that time! His room was pleasant, a corner which gave two excellent views, ...
... music myself. Please play whenever the mood comes to you. The Marseillaise- Ah! he interrupted, laughing. There was a bit of traitor in my fingers ...
... a volume of treasures found, lost and still being hunted. All I can say is, that I am really sorry that the money wasn't used for the purpose intended. I ...
... he blessed the prospective treasure hunt, another he execrated it. To be with this girl was to love her and whither this pleasurable idleness would ...
... public is always selfish it always demands more than any single person can give to it. Pardon? she said as Cathewe leaned to ...
... man-trail like a sandstorm, and quite as innocently, too. Oh, rot! I'm no green and salad youth. Your bones will be only the tougher, that's all. Another ...
... Here in the garb of a common sailor, was one of the foremost Orleanists in France! A Splendid Hazard Chapter 17 A QUESTION FROM KEATS Breitmann ...
... The doubt exists, and I can't explain it. The sea often looks smooth and mild, and the sky is cloudless yet an old sailor will suddenly ...
... duty also. He is mad, mad as a whirlwind, as a tempest, as a fire, as a sandstorm. About what? To-night, to-night! And the wiry little man released ...
... neither would I, Fitzgerald added. My son, you are a man after my own heart. I was furious for the moment to think that he had outwitted ...
... to consider me, with a clear pride. I do not wish to see you hurt. You are courting death, Karl, death. Who cares? I care! with a sob. The bitterness ...
... will place my photograph beside it and smoke his cigarette in peace. And this whimsical turn caused even the admiral to struggle with a smile. ...
... when the oil of the lanterns ran low, that their shovels bore down into the precious pocket. The earth flew. They worked like madmen, with nervous energy ...
... his dupe by assuming a Napoleonic pose. The door opened and Breitmann stood quietly on the threshold. A hush fell on the revelers. There was something ...