Valentine is alone in the grand salon of Never's town house when Raoul enters secretly. He comes to defy both St. Bris and Nevers. Valentine urges him to fly when a numerous company are heard approaching and she hides Raoul and herself. St. Bris explains to the gentlemen about him that the king commands that this very night every Huguenot shall be slaughtered. Nevers refuses to become an assassin and is disarmed and led away. Valentine is in agony at these revelations, but still more so when monks appear to bless the swords and tie white crosses on the sleeves of the murderers. When all have sworn to slay without mercy, they depart. Raoul, pale and horror-stricken, rushes from his hiding place to fly to the assistance of his. Brethren, but Valentine begs him to stay, and when he refuses, tells him of her love. In this avowal he forgets all but her, and. Gives himself over to a few moments of bliss, but suddenly the sounds of carnage reach his ears! He awakens from his dream. And, with a last farewell to Valentine who swoons away, he leaps to his death.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Giulio Gatti-Casazza
Published Date - August 22 2019
ISBN - 9780656619122
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.6 cm
Page Count - 46
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