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These Were the Ancestors

The Floressas Des Esseintes, to judge by the various portraits preserved in the Ch√Ęteau de Lourps, had originally been a family of stalwart troopers and stern cavalry men. Closely arrayed, side by side, in the old frames which their broad shoulders filled, they startled one with the fixed gaze of their eyes, their fierce moustaches […]