He tried to think of something else he might do. He noticed that Rex's head did not seem to rest very comfortably.
Presently, however, she reappeared at her cousin's bedside, and kissed her into wakefulness.
Among his exploits the most famous is that of the fight with the hundred ruffians; for this appears to be not a dramatic creation or a legend, but history. One of his poet-friends, Liniere (the name is sometimes spelt Ligniere) a writer of epigram and contributor to the “Recueils” or “Keep-sakes” of the epoch, had wounded the susceptibilities of a certain “grand seigneur,” who planned to avenge himself by the same method which another noble lord, in the eighteenth century, actually used against Voltaire. He posted his hundred men at the Porte de Nesle, to waylay Liniere. Liniere, hearing of it, came to take refuge with Cyrano for the night. But Cyrano would not receive him. “No, you shall sleep at home,” said he. “Here, take this lantern” (this is M. Brun’s version), “walk behind me and hold the light, and I’ll make bed-quilts of them for you!” And the next morning there were found scattered about the Porte de Nesle two dead men, seven wounded, and many hats, sticks, and pikes.详情 ➢
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