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Asylum for the Queen by Mildred Jordan

Asylum for the Queen by Mildred Jordan

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Asylum for the Queen by Mildred Jordan is a 409-page hardcover published by Alfred A. Knopf, 1948.  No dust jacket present.  The maroon hard cover has some minor surface wear.  Inside, the pages are clean and unmarked.  There is some tanning on the front and back end pages.  The condition is good.

From the First Paragraph

"GREEN WALNUTS!  Green Walnuts!"

"The list of the winners in the lottery!"

"Carpe vive!"

"Death to the rats!"

The cries of all Paris were in Pierre's ears.  But he heard only the cooing of an absent dove.  He was in love again.

The Pont-Neuf was a screaming Hydra.  The bridge teemed with hundreds of venders; knife grinders, well cleaners, vinegar merchants, ink and parasol sellers.  Did these venders ever leave the bridge?  Had they eaten and slept here between cries and begot their filthy little urchins of a night in the squalid stalls since Henry IV?

"Rabbit skins!"

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