flambeau


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flambeau

A luminaire resembling a flaming torch.
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"Where did you last see our precious Colonel?" asked Flambeau, irritably.
"Will he be there still, do you think?" asked Flambeau, frowning at the table.
"Well, if he's ambitious, he ought to be satisfied now," said Flambeau rather bitterly.
Flambeau was looking round him in rather a weird way.
Flambeau strode up to the door thus shut almost in his face, and stood in front of it for a moment, biting his black moustache in a fury of curiosity.
A kind of cry came from Flambeau on the wall above.
"Why, they'll meet after all!" And with sudden Gallic vivacity he hopped up on the wall beside Flambeau and sat there positively kicking his legs with excitement.
The Duke, however stimulated, had the instincts of an aristocrat, and desired rather to stare at the house than to spy on it; but Flambeau, who had the instincts of a burglar (and a detective), had already swung himself from the wall into the fork of a straggling tree from which he could crawl quite close to the only illuminated window in the back of the high dark house.
He continued to gaze at the darkening trees opposite, but Valognes turned his head sharply at a suppressed exclamation from Flambeau. That investigator, peering into the lighted room, had just seen the Colonel, after a pace or two, proceed to take his coat off.
"It is all just like what I was saying to Flambeau. These opposites won't do.
The world seemed waiting for Flambeau to leap like a tiger.
"How in blazes do you know all these horrors?" cried Flambeau.