TEN YEARS AFTER ALEXANDRE DUMAS CHAPTER 4 Đây là một tác phẩm anh ngữ nổi tiếng với những từ vựng nâng cao chuyên ngành văn chương. Nhằm giúp các bạn yêu thich tiếng anh luyện tập và củng cố thêm kỹ năng đọc tiếng anh . | TEN YEARS AFTER ALEXANDRE DUMAS CHAPTER 4 Malicorne and Manicamp. The introduction of these two new personages into this history and that mysterious affinity of names and sentiments merit some attention on the part of both historian and reader. We will then enter into some details concerning Messieurs Malicorne and Manicamp. Malicorne we know had made the journey to Orleans in search of the _brevet_ destined for Mademoiselle de Montalais the arrival of which had produced such a strong feeling at the castle of Blois. At that moment M. de Manicamp was at Orleans. A singular person was this M. de Manicamp a very intelligent young fellow always poor always needy although he dipped his hand freely into the purse of M. le Comte de Guiche one of the best furnished purses of the period. M. le Comte de Guiche had had as the companion of his boyhood this De Manicamp a poor gentleman vassal-born of the house of Gramont. M. de Manicamp with his tact and talent had created himself a revenue in the opulent family of the celebrated marechal. From his infancy he had with calculation beyond his age lent his mane and complaisance to the follies of the Comte de Guiche. If his noble companion had stolen some fruit destined for Madame la Marechale if he had broken a mirror or put out a dog s eye Manicamp declared himself guilty of the crime committed and received the punishment which was not made the milder for falling on the innocent. But this was the way this system of abnegation was paid for instead of wearing such mean habiliments as his paternal fortunes entitled him to he was able to appear brilliant superb like a young noble of fifty thousand livres a year. It was not that he was mean in character or humble in spirit no he was a philosopher or rather he had the indifference the apathy the obstinacy which banish from man every sentiment of the supernatural. His sole ambition was to spend money. But in this respect the worthy M. de Manicamp was a gulf. Three or four times every .