The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont

The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont

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The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont

The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont

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As it fell to the lot of the writer of these lines to "discover" the remarkable man whose adventures are dealt with in this volume, a few words about M. de Rougemont's first appearance in the editorial offices of the "Wide World Magazine" may be of interest.

It was about four in the afternoon of a late spring day when a timid tap came at my door, and a man of striking appearance entered. Without a word he handed me a note from my friend Mr. J. Henniker Heaton, M.P., whom, it appeared, he had seen two or three times at the Carlton Club. My visitor explained that every one in Sydney had advised him to seek out the well-known M.P. on arrival in London.

I questioned the man. He said he had a remarkable story to tell -- thirty years among the cannibals of unexplored Australia. His manner was quiet and courteous and his accent foreign. Adroit traps . . .

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