ASSASSIN


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ASSASSINAgricultural System for Storing And Subsequently Selecting INformation
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We then ascertained, by counting the cartridges, that the assassin had fired two shots.
We should have liked to put some further questions to Daddy Jacques--Jacques--Louis Moustier--but the inquiry of the examining magistrate, which is being carried on at the chateau, makes it impossible for us to gain admission at the Glandier; and, as to the oak wood, it is guarded by a wide circle of policemen, who are jealously watching all traces that can lead to the pavilion, and that may perhaps lead to the discovery of the assassin.
D'Artagnan preferred the second means, and lifted the assassin onto his shoulders at the moment the enemy fired.
A slight shock, the dull noise of three balls which penetrated the flesh, a last cry, a convulsion of agony, proved to D'Artagnan that the would-be assassin had saved his life.
The old man sat awhile plunged in thought; then he looked up with a satisfied light in his eye, and said: "That this assassin should have put the affront upon me of letting me meet him on the field of honor as if he were a gentleman is a matter which I will presently settle--but not now.
The assassin, finding that he no longer cried out, lifted his head up by the hair; his eyes were closed, and the mouth was distorted.
They do not want my papers," said Monte Cristo, "they want to kill me; they are no robbers, but assassins.
d'Herblay," continued Fouquet, "had been an assassin, he had no occasion to inform me of his plan in order to succeed.
Any delay in arresting the assassin," I observed, "might give him time to perpetrate some fresh atrocity.
You have asked me if I know the name of the assassin.
In desperation the smaller of the two Assassins pulled out a long knife from his pocket, and tried to pry Pinocchio's mouth open with it.
The Assassins tried to climb also, but they slipped and fell.