Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 16: Depart Switzerland
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This is a biographical book. While the three girls were helping Le Duc to pack my mails my landlord entered, gave me his bill, and finding everything correct I paid him, much to his satisfaction. I owed him a compliment, too, at which he seemed extremely gratified. 'Sir, ' said I, 'I do not wish to leave your house without having the pleasure of dining with your charming girls, to shew them how I appreciate the care they have taken of me. Let me have, then, a delicate repast for four, and also order post horses, that I may start in the evening. ' 'Sir, ' broke in Le Duc, 'I entreat you to order a saddle-horse besides; I was not made for a seat behind a chaise. ' The cousin laughed openly at his vain boasting, and to avenge himself the rascal told her that he was better than she. 'Nevertheless, M. le Duc, you will have to wait on her at table. ' 'Yes, as she waits on you in bed. ' I ran for my stick, but the rogue, knowing what was going to happen, opened the window and jumped into the courtyard. The girls gave a shriek of terror, but when we looked out we saw him jumping about and performing a thousand apish tricks. Very glad to find that he had not broken a limb, I called out, 'Come back, I forgive you. ' The girls, and the man himself who escaped so readily, were as delighted as I. Le Duc came in in high spirits, observing that he did not know he was such a good jumper.
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- Category: Biography
- Published: 04 June 1798
- Publisher: Public Domain
- Print Length: 118 Pages
- Language: English