The Grandissimes (Paperback)
Excerpt ense was interrupted by the return of the _Fille la Cassette_ and her aged, but sprightly, escort, from a circuit of the floor. Madame again opened her eyes, and the four prepared to depart. The Dragoon helped the Monk to fortify herself against the outer air. She was ready before the others. There was a pause, a low laugh, a whispered "Now " She looked upon an unmasked, noble countenance, lifted her own mask a little, and then a little more; and then shut it quickly down again upon a face whose beauty was more than even those fascinating graces had promised which Honor Grandissime had fitly named the Morning; but it was a face he had never seen before. "Hush " she said, "the enemies of religion are watching us; the Huguenotte saw me. Adieu"--and they were gone. M. Honor Grandissime turned on his heel and very soon left the ball.
About the Author
George Washington Cable (October 12, 1844 - January 31, 1925) was an American novelist notable for the realism of his portrayals of Creole life in his native New Orleans, Louisiana. He has been called "the most important southern artist working in the late 19th century", as well as "the first modern southern writer." In his treatment of racism, mixed-race families and miscegenation, his fiction has been thought to anticipate that of William Faulkner.