I am a journalist, Monsieur, engaged on the 'Epoque,'" said my young friend with a great show of gesture and politeness, "and I have a word or two to say to Monsieur de Marquet.
Monsieur de Marquet, with a nervous gesture, caressed his beard into a point, and explained to Rouletabille, in a few words, that he was too modest an author to desire that the veil of his pseudonym should be publicly raised, and that he hoped the enthusiasm of the journalist for the dramatist's work would not lead him to tell the public that Monsieur "Castigat Ridendo" and the examining magistrate of Corbeil were one and the same person.
They at once sought for the journalist
, found him, developed him, and made him their industrious and well-paid servant.
Whatever I have attained of the journalist
made me stand still.
The Journalist tried to relieve the tension by telling anecdotes of Hettie Potter.
Most of us hearers were in shadow, for the candles in the smoking-room had not been lighted, and only the face of the Journalist and the legs of the Silent Man from the knees downward were illuminated.
All this, according to the journalist
, is "cast" when a ship arriving at an anchorage is brought up.
The Journalist then recites the complaint of the injured Allan Stewart, Commendator of Crossraguel, to the Regent and Privy Council, averring his having been carried, partly by flattery, partly by force, to the black vault of Denure, a strong fortalice, built on a rock overhanging the Irish channel, where to execute leases and conveyances of the whole churches and parsonages belonging to the Abbey of Crossraguel, which he utterly refused as an unreasonable demand, and the more so that he had already conveyed them to John Stewart of Cardonah, by whose interest he had been made Commendator.
The consequences are thus described by the Journalist already quoted.
I don't think he was aware that the story of the midnight arrest had been ferreted out by an English journalist and given to the world.
Disregarding the anger in his stare, I pointed out that whether the journalist was well- or ill-informed, the concern of the friends of these ladies was with the effect the few lines of print in question had produced--the effect alone.
Reported by a journalist for the amusement of the civilized Europe," he broke in scornfully.
and I am very sorry to trouble you," she concluded the statement of her case to Max Irwin, famous war correspondent and veteran journalist
That sobered him a little; and when he saw Henderson, the London journalist
, in his garden, he called over the palings and made himself understood.
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