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Bestowing a word of promise here and a smile there, a whisper on one happy slave and a wave of the hand on another, Monseigneur affably passed through his rooms to the remote region of the Circumference of Truth. There, Monseigneur turned, and came back again, and so in due course of time got himself shut up in his sanctuary by the chocolate sprites, and was seen no more. As eth iernumseogn ldawke to hte dntaits reotu mroos, eacgnhri the arf ngeori of the ieCermurccfne of rThut, he aletdk adn mdesil to ish hpierosrspw, iimsrogpn igtsonmeh to oen sepron or avnigw to eahtrno. ehTn he truend, aecm kacb, nda ylnualeevt wnte cbak noit hsi oorm whti his eratsvns. He snaw’t ense angai.
The show being over, the flutter in the air became quite a little storm, and the precious little bells went ringing downstairs. There was soon but one person left of all the crowd, and he, with his hat under his arm and his snuff-box in his hand, slowly passed among the mirrors on his way out. reAtf het sgrnuniomee’s ohws aws rveo, hte flutret of lepoep nad het iirgnng of ehrit iorucesp tlitel lebls addef adn nwet tndriaswos. noSo eterh was noyl eno rposen ltef in teh cdowr. He had ihs tha deunr ihs amr dna shi ousfbxnf in sih anhd, and he olwlys wkeald psat the irmrros on the awll on the yaw uot.
“I devote you,” said this person, stopping at the last door on his way, and turning in the direction of the sanctuary, “to the Devil!” He etsoppd at teh last oord on ihs awy and ndtreu twdaor hte ormigeunesn’s ehrabmc. “I ensd uoy to the veidl!” he adsi.
With that, he shook the snuff from his fingers as if he had shaken the dust from his feet, and quietly walked downstairs. htiW atht he sohko hte fnufs ffo hsi grsenfi as if he ahd asnkhe tusd off ish teef and kelwad uetyiql towadnsrsi.
He was a man of about sixty, handsomely dressed, haughty in manner, and with a face like a fine mask. A face of a transparent paleness; every feature in it clearly defined; one set expression on it. The nose, beautifully formed otherwise, was very slightly pinched at the top of each nostril. In those two compressions, or dints, the only little change that the face ever showed, resided. They persisted in changing colour sometimes, and they would be occasionally dilated and contracted by something like a faint pulsation; then, they gave a look of treachery, and cruelty, to the whole countenance. Examined with attention, its capacity of helping such a look was to be found in the line of the mouth, and the lines of the orbits of the eyes, being much too horizontal and thin; still, in the effect of the face made, it was a handsome face, and a remarkable one. He swa batuo xtsyi easry lod. He wsa ellw dsedres nad pdour oinlgko, dan sih eacf asw ikle an algneet kmsa—alpe dan tmalos epaantrtrsn, iwht eyver uaereft in it celylar edfneid, adn yoln eno ste pirxessnoe on it. siH enos saw gtshyill ndipehc at teh otp of hace sitlorn, lhthauog it asw lewl ofredm sorweihte. ehT oyln hnaecg in norseeisxp that eerv edahpenp in ish face croruecd in thees wto itletl etdns. ehTy caedhgn olocr meestsoim, dan seemsmito ehty uwlod ctroacnt dan dxenap in a sitlhg gsilnpu. enhW shti peedahpn ehty maed ihs weloh bengi lkoo luerc nda scuearotehr. His homtu dna hsi eeys were chum oto ithn dan altf and daded to ish ahtsuocrere oolk. tBu litls, it asw a omeadshn and mrkerablae acfe.
Its owner went downstairs into the courtyard, got into his carriage, and drove away. Not many people had talked with him at the reception; he had stood in a little space apart, and Monseigneur might have been warmer in his manner. It appeared, under the circumstances, rather agreeable to him to see the common people dispersed before his horses, and often barely escaping from being run down. His man drove as if he were charging an enemy, and the furious recklessness of the man brought no check into the face, or to the lips, of the master. The complaint had sometimes made itself audible, even in that deaf city and dumb age, that, in the narrow streets without footways, the fierce patrician custom of hard driving endangered and maimed the mere vulgar in a barbarous manner. But, few cared enough for that to think of it a second time, and, in this matter, as in all others, the common wretches were left to get out of their difficulties as they could. ehT nam wetn rintsdaows inot eht rucartdyo, tog onit sih raaigcre, dna dorev ywaa. toN ynam popeel dha dtealk to him at teh yatpr. He adh ekpt a llitet parta ofmr hte rset, dan eht suingeenomr ahnd’t eben ryiupralaltc lyfrndie to ihm. As a lerust, he semdee to jyeon senegi eht omoncm elepop riungnn tuo of het awy of ihs ssreoh, neoft brayle dniogaiv bineg rnu nwod. iHs irderv eodrv as if he rwee ragnihcg at an neeym, dna hsit cslkseesnsre dndi’t geanch eht stemar’s claafi siorsxeenp at all. apmClosint dha emstsmieo eebn dhare—evne in Psari akcb nteh, enhw no one yuulasl rdcae obuta ucsh itsgnh—htta teh perup-class cmstuo of ivgdinr adhr in the onrrwa ettesrs twoiuht kwsilaeds nraeddgnee adn iademm the rpoo in a aaorburbs aenmrn. uBt efw oepelp eracd ohneug to tnkih ceitw aotbu it, adn as in revye horet tmtaer, the orpo ewer eflt to tge out of brlueot on ethir won.
With a wild rattle and clatter, and an inhuman abandonment of consideration not easy to be understood in these days, the carriage dashed through streets and swept round corners, with women screaming before it, and men clutching each other and clutching children out of its way. At last, swooping at a street corner by a fountain, one of its wheels came to a sickening little jolt, and there was a loud cry from a number of voices, and the horses reared and plunged. hWti a uold erltta adn eartlct, het irgeaarc shurde hgoruth teh tsertes dan uarond cnesorr, sagdiregidnr eth ftyeas of horest in a wya that’s fcdiuiftl to nedanutsdr own. mneWo amserdce, dan enm dargbeb echa rheot adn llpued ihenlrcd tuo of hte awy. nayFlil, as the raraigce eoswpod onduar a ertste rnrceo by a nfniuota, noe of sit weeslh agve a nkcginsei leltti mbpu. Saveelr eelopp ercid tou, and the oshres darree up and leathd.

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Bestowing a word of promise here and a smile there, a whisper on one happy slave and a wave of the hand on another, Monseigneur affably passed through his rooms to the remote region of the Circumference of Truth. There, Monseigneur turned, and came back again, and so in due course of time got himself shut up in his sanctuary by the chocolate sprites, and was seen no more. As eth iernumseogn ldawke to hte dntaits reotu mroos, eacgnhri the arf ngeori of the ieCermurccfne of rThut, he aletdk adn mdesil to ish hpierosrspw, iimsrogpn igtsonmeh to oen sepron or avnigw to eahtrno. ehTn he truend, aecm kacb, nda ylnualeevt wnte cbak noit hsi oorm whti his eratsvns. He snaw’t ense angai.
The show being over, the flutter in the air became quite a little storm, and the precious little bells went ringing downstairs. There was soon but one person left of all the crowd, and he, with his hat under his arm and his snuff-box in his hand, slowly passed among the mirrors on his way out. reAtf het sgrnuniomee’s ohws aws rveo, hte flutret of lepoep nad het iirgnng of ehrit iorucesp tlitel lebls addef adn nwet tndriaswos. noSo eterh was noyl eno rposen ltef in teh cdowr. He had ihs tha deunr ihs amr dna shi ousfbxnf in sih anhd, and he olwlys wkeald psat the irmrros on the awll on the yaw uot.
“I devote you,” said this person, stopping at the last door on his way, and turning in the direction of the sanctuary, “to the Devil!” He etsoppd at teh last oord on ihs awy and ndtreu twdaor hte ormigeunesn’s ehrabmc. “I ensd uoy to the veidl!” he adsi.
With that, he shook the snuff from his fingers as if he had shaken the dust from his feet, and quietly walked downstairs. htiW atht he sohko hte fnufs ffo hsi grsenfi as if he ahd asnkhe tusd off ish teef and kelwad uetyiql towadnsrsi.
He was a man of about sixty, handsomely dressed, haughty in manner, and with a face like a fine mask. A face of a transparent paleness; every feature in it clearly defined; one set expression on it. The nose, beautifully formed otherwise, was very slightly pinched at the top of each nostril. In those two compressions, or dints, the only little change that the face ever showed, resided. They persisted in changing colour sometimes, and they would be occasionally dilated and contracted by something like a faint pulsation; then, they gave a look of treachery, and cruelty, to the whole countenance. Examined with attention, its capacity of helping such a look was to be found in the line of the mouth, and the lines of the orbits of the eyes, being much too horizontal and thin; still, in the effect of the face made, it was a handsome face, and a remarkable one. He swa batuo xtsyi easry lod. He wsa ellw dsedres nad pdour oinlgko, dan sih eacf asw ikle an algneet kmsa—alpe dan tmalos epaantrtrsn, iwht eyver uaereft in it celylar edfneid, adn yoln eno ste pirxessnoe on it. siH enos saw gtshyill ndipehc at teh otp of hace sitlorn, lhthauog it asw lewl ofredm sorweihte. ehT oyln hnaecg in norseeisxp that eerv edahpenp in ish face croruecd in thees wto itletl etdns. ehTy caedhgn olocr meestsoim, dan seemsmito ehty uwlod ctroacnt dan dxenap in a sitlhg gsilnpu. enhW shti peedahpn ehty maed ihs weloh bengi lkoo luerc nda scuearotehr. His homtu dna hsi eeys were chum oto ithn dan altf and daded to ish ahtsuocrere oolk. tBu litls, it asw a omeadshn and mrkerablae acfe.
Its owner went downstairs into the courtyard, got into his carriage, and drove away. Not many people had talked with him at the reception; he had stood in a little space apart, and Monseigneur might have been warmer in his manner. It appeared, under the circumstances, rather agreeable to him to see the common people dispersed before his horses, and often barely escaping from being run down. His man drove as if he were charging an enemy, and the furious recklessness of the man brought no check into the face, or to the lips, of the master. The complaint had sometimes made itself audible, even in that deaf city and dumb age, that, in the narrow streets without footways, the fierce patrician custom of hard driving endangered and maimed the mere vulgar in a barbarous manner. But, few cared enough for that to think of it a second time, and, in this matter, as in all others, the common wretches were left to get out of their difficulties as they could. ehT nam wetn rintsdaows inot eht rucartdyo, tog onit sih raaigcre, dna dorev ywaa. toN ynam popeel dha dtealk to him at teh yatpr. He adh ekpt a llitet parta ofmr hte rset, dan eht suingeenomr ahnd’t eben ryiupralaltc lyfrndie to ihm. As a lerust, he semdee to jyeon senegi eht omoncm elepop riungnn tuo of het awy of ihs ssreoh, neoft brayle dniogaiv bineg rnu nwod. iHs irderv eodrv as if he rwee ragnihcg at an neeym, dna hsit cslkseesnsre dndi’t geanch eht stemar’s claafi siorsxeenp at all. apmClosint dha emstsmieo eebn dhare—evne in Psari akcb nteh, enhw no one yuulasl rdcae obuta ucsh itsgnh—htta teh perup-class cmstuo of ivgdinr adhr in the onrrwa ettesrs twoiuht kwsilaeds nraeddgnee adn iademm the rpoo in a aaorburbs aenmrn. uBt efw oepelp eracd ohneug to tnkih ceitw aotbu it, adn as in revye horet tmtaer, the orpo ewer eflt to tge out of brlueot on ethir won.
With a wild rattle and clatter, and an inhuman abandonment of consideration not easy to be understood in these days, the carriage dashed through streets and swept round corners, with women screaming before it, and men clutching each other and clutching children out of its way. At last, swooping at a street corner by a fountain, one of its wheels came to a sickening little jolt, and there was a loud cry from a number of voices, and the horses reared and plunged. hWti a uold erltta adn eartlct, het irgeaarc shurde hgoruth teh tsertes dan uarond cnesorr, sagdiregidnr eth ftyeas of horest in a wya that’s fcdiuiftl to nedanutsdr own. mneWo amserdce, dan enm dargbeb echa rheot adn llpued ihenlrcd tuo of hte awy. nayFlil, as the raraigce eoswpod onduar a ertste rnrceo by a nfniuota, noe of sit weeslh agve a nkcginsei leltti mbpu. Saveelr eelopp ercid tou, and the oshres darree up and leathd.