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It was an illuminated book, with beautiful Gothic characters, and so weighty with gold, that a servant always carried it before the cardinal on days of great solemnity.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 18. The Treasure   Context
He pointed out to him the bearings of the coast, explained to him the variations of the compass, and taught him to read in that vast book opened over our heads which they call heaven, and where God writes in azure with letters of diamonds.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 22. The Smugglers   Context
He has even a name taken from the book, since he calls himself Sinbad the Sailor, and has a cave filled with gold.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 40. The Breakfast   Context
Scarcely was the count alone, when he drew from his pocket a book closed with a lock, and opened it with a key which he wore round his neck, and which never left him.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 42. Monsieur Bertuccio   Context
He shut himself in his room, and tried to read, but his eye glanced over the page without understanding a word, and he threw away the book, and for the second time sat down to sketch his plan, the ladders and the fence.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 73. The Promise   Context
Franz anticipated his wishes by saying that the noise fatigued him, and that he should pass the next day in writing and looking over his journal.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 36. The Carnival at Rome   Context
I am going to Beauchamp, in whose journal this paragraph appears, and I shall insist on his retracting the assertion before two witnesses.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 78. We hear From Yanina   Context
There is a proposition almost like it in the AUGUSTINUS of the heresiarch Jansenius, whose book will sooner or later be burned by the hands of the executioner.
Alexandre Dumas
THE THREE MUSKETEERS, 26 ARAMIS AND HIS THESIS   Context
Athos was meditating; Porthos was twisting his mustache; Aramis was saying his prayers in a charming little Book of Hours, bound in blue velvet.
Alexandre Dumas
THE THREE MUSKETEERS, 46 THE BASTION SAINT-GERVAIS   Context
At the manner in which Felton laid the book upon the little table near which Milady was sitting, at the tone in which he pronounced the two words, YOUR MASS, at the disdainful smile with which he accompanied them, Milady raised her head, and looked more attentively at the officer.
Alexandre Dumas
THE THREE MUSKETEERS, 53 CAPTIVITY: THE SECOND DAY   Context
Felton made no reply, took the book with the same appearance of repugnance which he had before manifested, and retired pensively.
Alexandre Dumas
THE THREE MUSKETEERS, 53 CAPTIVITY: THE SECOND DAY   Context
Holmes moved the lamp, and we both bent over the sheet of paper, which showed by its ragged edge that it had indeed been torn from a book.
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS   Context
To my astonishment it was none other than my strange old book collector, his sharp, wizened face peering out from a frame of white hair, and his precious volumes, a dozen of them at least, wedged under his right arm.
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Return of Sherlock Holmes, THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE   Context
He was dressed in the seedy frockcoat of the book merchant, but the rest of that individual lay in a pile of white hair and old books upon the table.
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Return of Sherlock Holmes, THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE   Context
Then, with an angry gesture of his clenched hand, he closed the book, replaced it in the corner, and put out the light.
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Return of Sherlock Holmes, THE ADVENTURE OF BLACK PETER   Context
The professor is writing a learned book, and he found it necessary, about a year ago, to engage a secretary.
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Return of Sherlock Holmes, THE ADVENTURE OF THE GOLDEN PINCE-NEZ   Context
Leaning on the table, he rapidly turned over the leaves of this volume until he came to the entry which he sought.
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Return of Sherlock Holmes, THE ADVENTURE OF BLACK PETER   Context
At present I am, as you know, fairly busy, but I propose to devote my declining years to the composition of a textbook, which shall focus the whole art of detection into one volume.
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Return of Sherlock Holmes, THE ADVENTURE OF THE ABBEY GRANGE   Context
Soon after we got settled in some manner in our new cabin in West Virginia, I induced my mother to get hold of a book for me.
Booker T. Washington
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography, Chapter II.   Context
I felt from the first that mere book education was not all that the young people of that town needed.
Booker T. Washington
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography, Chapter IV.   Context
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