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Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. In the dark main room of the Fircone Tavern the warm June air seemed to have lost all its delicacy, like a degraded angel. It was sodden through and through, as with the lees of wine; it was stained and shamed with the smells of hams and cheeses; it was thick and heavy as if with the breaths of all the rogues and all the vagabonds that had haunted the hostelry from its evi In the dark main room of the Fircone Tavern the warm June air seemed to have lost all its delicacy, like a degraded angel.
It was sodden through and through, as with the lees of wine; it was stained and shamed with the smells of hams and cheeses; it was thick and heavy as if with the breaths of all the rogues and all the vagabonds that had haunted the hostelry from its evil dawn. Such guttering lights and glimmering flames as lit the place -- for there was a small fire on the wide hearth in spite of the fine weather -- peopled the gloom with fantastic quivering shadows as of lean fingers that unfolded themselves to filch, or clenched themselves to stab in the back.
But its patrons seemed to like the place well enough in spite of its miasma, and Master Robin Turgis, the fat landlord, drowsy with his own wine and dripping from the heat, surveyed them complacently, and wallowed as it were in the rattle and clink of mug and can, the full-throated laughter and the shrill chatter, crisply emphasized by oaths, which assured him of the Fircone's popularity with its intimates.
Master Robin's intelligence was limited; his wit was simple; the processes of his mind moved easily along the lines of least resistance. The Burgundians might be hammering with mailed fists at the walls of Paris; the fire-new crown of Louis the Eleventh might be falling from the royal forehead: it mattered not a jot to dishonest Robin so long as the Fircone brimmed with company.
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Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jan 10, Carmen rated it really liked it Shelves: classics. This book was mentioned in "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn". It piqued my curiosity. I couldn't find it at the library and my ebook was a terrible copy that I couldn't decipher. I ended up buying an original copy from The first part of the book reads like a play similar to Shakespeare. Modern writers don't usually write with such imagery and eloquence.
There are some great quotes about love and honor. I was truly cheering for Villion, the main character, at the end. The story is of a vagabond poet when given the chance to win his love and save France, shows great character and honor. View all 3 comments. Sep 09, Shelly Reuben rated it it was amazing. It brought magic into her dreary life, and although my life was anything BUT dreary it brought magic into mine, with its tale of poet-bandit, Francois Villon, the wild and passionate woman who loves him, and courtly intrigue.
I haven't read it in years, but intend to find a copy. I could use a little magic in my life. If you can find this book, read it. Guaranteed, it will bring a smile to your face - and perhaps a tear to your eye. Nick Willis rated it really liked it Apr 23, Heather Morrison rated it liked it Feb 22, Josh Kushins rated it it was amazing Aug 28, Play Drama Original Broadway. Opening Date. Closing Date. The credits for this production have not yet been completed or verified. Garden Theatre Oct 14, - Dec Production Staff Opening Night Cast.
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