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Excerpt from The Minister of PoliceOne evening in May, just at that chill hour when the trees are draping themselves in the muslin of the evening mist, the carriage of Monsieur de Sartines passed the Swiss on guard at the gates of his majestysMoreExcerpt from The Minister of PoliceOne evening in May, just at that chill hour when the trees are draping themselves in the muslin of the evening mist, the carriage of Monsieur de Sartines passed the Swiss on guard at the gates of his majestys palace of Versailles and entered the courtyard.Then, as now, this courtyard, vast, paved with cobblestones big as ones fist, looked on by rows and rows of windows- chill, almost repellent, gave one the impression of a back premises, without any detraction from that other impression of magnificence which the genius of Mansard mixed in the plans, the bricks and the very mortar of his work.The carriage of the minister of police, having crossed the courtyard where other carriages were standing in waiting, stopped at the main entrance of the palace, and Monsieur de Sartines descended.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.