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A Passion In The Desert

Auhtor: Honor De Balzac

Language: english

Genres:

short story,  adventure
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Review by Chandler, August 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Passion In The Desert':

... Desert by Balzac #48 in our series Balzac. A Passion in the Desert. by Honore de Balzac. Translated by Ernest Dowson. December, 1998 [Etext ...
... assume to show they are not taken in. Then, when I was expatiating on the courage of M. Martin, he smiled, shook his head knowingly, and said, 'Well ...
... of provisions. Not surmising that the notion of flight would occur to their prisoner, they contented themselves with binding his hands, and after eating ...
... where he thought to find the French army. So impatient was he to see a bivouac again that he pressed on the already tired courser at such speed, ...
... an ocean without limit. The dark sand of the desert spread further than eye could reach in every direction, and glittered like steel struck with bright ...
... in his heart. He hoped to live long enough to await the passing of some Maugrabins, or perhaps he might hear the sound of cannon for at this time Bonaparte ...
... cave. In the middle of the night his sleep was troubled by an extraordinary noise he sat up, and the deep silence around allowed him to distinguish ...
... of a terrible companion, whose royal dwelling served him for a shelter. Presently the reflection of the moon descending on the horizon lit up ...
... distinguish the panther from every other feline species. This tranquil and formidable hostess snored in an attitude as graceful as that of a cat lying ...
... seeing her roll herself about so softly and coquettishly. She licked off the blood which stained her paws and muzzle, and scratched her head with reiterated ...
... said the Frenchman, smilingly. He was bold enough to play with her ears he caressed her belly and scratched her head as hard as he could. When ...
... occurred to the soldier that to kill this savage princess with one blow he must poniard her in the throat. He raised the blade, when the panther, ...
... him. It was easy to explain the panther's absence, and the respect she had had for him while he slept. The first piece of good luck emboldened him ...
... him. This memory of his early days suggested to him the idea of making the young panther answer to this name, now that he began to admire with ...
... turned still more gently than the day before toward the Provencal, who talked to her as one would to a tame animal. Ah. mademoiselle, you are ...
... clouds, he would welcome the night with joy, for then fell the healthful freshness of the stars, and he listened to imaginary music in the skies. ...
... it was that his will powerfully projected had modified the character of his companion, or whether, because she found abundant food in her ...
... felt her friend stroke her head her eyes flashed like lightning-then she shut them tightly. She has a soul, he said, looking at the stillness ...
... champagne. He said-'I don't know if I hurt her, but she turned round, as if enraged, and with her sharp teeth caught hold of my leg-gently, I daresay ...
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