flambeau


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a flaming torch (such as are used in processions at night)

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Nor me either," replied Flambeau frowning, while the other went on eating fish with an air of entire resignation.
cried Flambeau, with an incredulity quite frightful-- "apologize?
But there was always one flash when the foolish mask fell, and the wise mask fitted itself in its place; and Flambeau, who knew his friend, knew that his friend had suddenly understood.
Well, if he's ambitious, he ought to be satisfied now," said Flambeau rather bitterly.
A kind of cry came from Flambeau on the wall above.
And with sudden Gallic vivacity he hopped up on the wall beside Flambeau and sat there positively kicking his legs with excitement.
A red blind had been pulled down over the light, but pulled crookedly, so that it gaped on one side, and by risking his neck along a branch that looked as treacherous as a twig, Flambeau could just see Colonel Dubosc walking about in a brilliantly-lighted and luxurious bedroom.
He continued to gaze at the darkening trees opposite, but Valognes turned his head sharply at a suppressed exclamation from Flambeau.
Flambeau had been missed at Harwich; and if he was in London at all, he might be anything from a tall tramp on Wimbledon Common to a tall toast-master at the Hotel Metropole.
He remembered how Flambeau had escaped, once by a pair of nail scissors, and once by a house on fire; once by having to pay for an unstamped letter, and once by getting people to look through a telescope at a comet that might destroy the world.
Now there was nothing wonderful about the fact that what Valentin had found out Flambeau had also found out; Flambeau found out everything.
Yes," said the tall priest, in the same low voice and in the same still posture, "yes, I am Flambeau.
How in Tartarus," cried Flambeau, "did you ever hear of the spiked bracelet?
repeated Flambeau, and for the first time there was another note in his voice beside his triumph.
The world seemed waiting for Flambeau to leap like a tiger.