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Summary of the Book 'The Unholy Compact Abjured':
The Unholy Compact Abjured by Charles Pigault Lebrun. In the churchyard of the town of Salins department of Jura may still be seen the remains of a tomb on which is sculptured in figures as rude as the age in which they were carved a representation of a soldier firmly clasped in the arms of a maiden near them stands the devil in a menacing attitude.
Excerpts from the Book 'The Unholy Compact Abjured':
... representation of a soldier, firmly clasped in the arms of a maiden near them stands the devil in a menacing attitude. Though the inhabitants of ... ... the whole of his worldly goods. Never since he quitted the paternal roof, had he felt so happy for he hoped ere night, to see his pretty cousin, ... ... he repeated the call, and she raised her head to answer it. The stout heart of the young soldier quailed, as he cast his eyes upon a ... ... to death! For some moments, he stood as if rooted to the spot but, soon, fear of the sorceress, who remained gazing upon him, gave him ... ... flashed round the weary traveller, who, drenched with rain, and overcome with fatigue, had hardly strength to proceed. How great was his joy, ... ... dismay, the young soldier now believed that the prediction of the witch was about to be accomplished, and that he was doomed to fall a sacrifice ... ... despondency, on the marble pavement put his trust in providence, and soon revived. He said his prayers, and rising, waited with firmness the ... ... faintly admitted the light of day, into this abode of gloom, where reigned a silence like that of the tomb. Hour after hour passed this ... ... the repose of the dead! He started on his feet, but what a sight met his eyes! The hall was partially illuminated by flashes of sulphurious ... ... an instant surrounded by the fiends: already were their fangs, from which the remains of their horrid feast still dripped, extended to grasp him, ... ... St Amand shrunk from this mysterious being, with awe, mingled with abhorrence, and a cold shudder ran through his veins, as the old man bent ... ... Thou wouldst not the less have expiated thy presumption with thy life, but for my aid, returned the old man, austerely. I ... ... How? The blood of a dove, for me, would be a treasure, but I may not kill one she must be slain for me, by one whose life I have ... ... had he embraced her, when he saw the magician standing by his side. Wretch! cried he, is it thus thou keepest thine oath? Pierce her ... ... the maiden held him firmly clasped in her arms, and the little cross of gold, which night and day she wore upon her bosom, had been blest by the ... ... son! said the good priest, what have you done? See you not, that you have entered into a contract with the powers of darkness? Unable to wreak ... ... it was the last effort of the demon's vengeance for, from that time, he was never seen, nor heard of. St Amand married Ninette, who had given him ... ... Recommended ReadingAre you enjoy this book? Other books that may be interesting to you:William Morrison : Dead Man PlanetWhen a driven man arrives ... ... than usual the butter was sweeter and never had Diane s slender white hands poured out more delicious coffee. Jack Clare was in the highest spirits as ... ... edition of 2,045 copies. The introduction and notes attributed to Dr. Ibid M. Andor are actually written by Fryer.Wilkie Collins : Blind LoveMicrofilm. ...