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Memoirs of Vidocq, Principal Agent of the French Police Until 1827, and Now Proprietor of the Paper Manufactory at St. Mande Volume 3; A Collection of

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1829 Excerpt: … see me; if I did not go, it seemed as if they missed something, and in fact, nearly all of them had some commission to give me. From the moment they fell under the control of civil death, I was, in a measure, their testamentary executor. With a small portion resentments were not obliterated, but a thief’s vengeance is not lasting. For eighteen years that I have carried on the war with thieves, little or great, I have often been menaced; many galley slaves, celebrated for their intrepidity, have made oaths to assassinate me as soon as they should be at liberty;–they have all perjured themselves, and will continue to do so. Am I asked why? It is, that, at first, the only affair for a robber is to rob: that alone occupies him. If he cannot do otherwise, he will kill me to get my purse, that is his ” vocation;”–he will kill me to do away with a testimony which would destroy him, this is again a part of his business;–he will kill me to avoid punishment;–but when the punishment is inflicted, what purpose would it answer? Robbers do not lose time in assassination. CHAPTER XXXVII. Utility of a good stomach–The suspicious occurrence–The procession of bundles–The swallows of La Greve–The convenience of a hackney-coach–The swag of these gentlemen–The shipwright’s manThere is no trusting every body–Madame Bras, or the scrupulous shopkeeper–Am.ette, or the good woman–People do not always eat–The first who was king–Vidocq caught, a new piece of which the last act is passed in a guard-house–I play the part of Vidocq–Representation at my benefit–Unanimous applause–Pomme Rouge–Le grand Casuel–The inspection of papers–I let a robber escape–The veteran who takes his broth–The author of the PiedduMouton–The accusing stockings and cravat-1 lose my five…

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Author: Euglene Franois Vidocq, Eug Ne Fran Ois Vidocq, Eugene Francois Vidocq,

Editor/Translator: Edwin Gile Rich

Binding: Paperback

Condition: New

Manufacturer: General Books LLC

Number of items: 1

Number of pages: 80

Product group: Book

Studio: General Books LLC

Publication Date: February 12, 2012

Publisher: General Books LLC

Pages: 80

EAN: 9781154339000

ISBN: 1154339009

ASIN: 1154339009

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