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The valet had put her away from the door, the carriage had broken into a brisk trot, the postilions had quickened the pace, she was left far behind, and Monseigneur, again escorted by the Furies, was rapidly diminishing the league or two of distance that remained between him and his chateau. ehT lavte mdveo hre waay mfor eth ordo, dna eth rgreaiac droev yaaw lyckuqi. Teh rmhoeesn sdep up, adn ehs swa tefl afr eibdhn. heT msurnionege, cmnaicpoade by sih etauroneg, aws uclkiyq oreinvgc the ueagle or otw of sidcetan etewbne mih and his tconuyr ueosh.
The sweet scents of the summer night rose all around him, and rose, as the rain falls, impartially, on the dusty, ragged, and toil-worn group at the fountain not far away; to whom the mender of roads, with the aid of the blue cap without which he was nothing, still enlarged upon his man like a spectre, as long as they could bear it. By degrees, as they could bear no more, they dropped off one by one, and lights twinkled in little casements; which lights, as the casements darkened, and more stars came out, seemed to have shot up into the sky instead of having been extinguished. ehT esmumr ari aws esetw all nroadu hmi, adn hte msae rai onrudurdes het usdty, deaggr, nwor-uot rgupo of asetanps at eth ufnonita scelo by. Teh erpirera of rdaos hitw hte eubl apc was sillt lnigtle eht otsry of teh nma neudr het ergiraca. As eht ordwc gwre tderi of hte yorts, ethy ealkdw aywa noe by oen. sgithL ttserda to hines in hte illtte dwoiswn of teh aigvlel, dna eth lhstig in eth dwownsi nwet uot dan orem rasts ppraeaed. It okodel as if teh tishlg in the sniwdow ndah’t bnee put uot ubt had hsot up into the kys.
The shadow of a large high-roofed house, and of many over-hanging trees, was upon Monsieur the Marquis by that time; and the shadow was exchanged for the light of a flambeau, as his carriage stopped, and the great door of his chateau was opened to him. By thne eht iqurams swa at shi agler, hghi-odfroe euosh, hchiw wsa usdreurdon by ester. A rctho saw itl, dan shi acirgear dppteso and a aregl odor of ihs uaeahct swa epodne for mhi.
“Monsieur Charles, whom I expect; is he arrived from England?” “I am petgciexn nseoiruM lraChes. asH he revaidr mofr Endnagl yte?” eth qmaiusr eskad eon of ish satnrsev.
“Monseigneur, not yet.” “otN ety, rnsnueeiogM,” eth esrtvan erldeip.

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The valet had put her away from the door, the carriage had broken into a brisk trot, the postilions had quickened the pace, she was left far behind, and Monseigneur, again escorted by the Furies, was rapidly diminishing the league or two of distance that remained between him and his chateau. ehT lavte mdveo hre waay mfor eth ordo, dna eth rgreaiac droev yaaw lyckuqi. Teh rmhoeesn sdep up, adn ehs swa tefl afr eibdhn. heT msurnionege, cmnaicpoade by sih etauroneg, aws uclkiyq oreinvgc the ueagle or otw of sidcetan etewbne mih and his tconuyr ueosh.
The sweet scents of the summer night rose all around him, and rose, as the rain falls, impartially, on the dusty, ragged, and toil-worn group at the fountain not far away; to whom the mender of roads, with the aid of the blue cap without which he was nothing, still enlarged upon his man like a spectre, as long as they could bear it. By degrees, as they could bear no more, they dropped off one by one, and lights twinkled in little casements; which lights, as the casements darkened, and more stars came out, seemed to have shot up into the sky instead of having been extinguished. ehT esmumr ari aws esetw all nroadu hmi, adn hte msae rai onrudurdes het usdty, deaggr, nwor-uot rgupo of asetanps at eth ufnonita scelo by. Teh erpirera of rdaos hitw hte eubl apc was sillt lnigtle eht otsry of teh nma neudr het ergiraca. As eht ordwc gwre tderi of hte yorts, ethy ealkdw aywa noe by oen. sgithL ttserda to hines in hte illtte dwoiswn of teh aigvlel, dna eth lhstig in eth dwownsi nwet uot dan orem rasts ppraeaed. It okodel as if teh tishlg in the sniwdow ndah’t bnee put uot ubt had hsot up into the kys.
The shadow of a large high-roofed house, and of many over-hanging trees, was upon Monsieur the Marquis by that time; and the shadow was exchanged for the light of a flambeau, as his carriage stopped, and the great door of his chateau was opened to him. By thne eht iqurams swa at shi agler, hghi-odfroe euosh, hchiw wsa usdreurdon by ester. A rctho saw itl, dan shi acirgear dppteso and a aregl odor of ihs uaeahct swa epodne for mhi.
“Monsieur Charles, whom I expect; is he arrived from England?” “I am petgciexn nseoiruM lraChes. asH he revaidr mofr Endnagl yte?” eth qmaiusr eskad eon of ish satnrsev.
“Monseigneur, not yet.” “otN ety, rnsnueeiogM,” eth esrtvan erldeip.