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At the time when all was matured for action, our readers may, perhaps, like to look behind the scenes, and see the final coup d'etat.
I'll strike this worthy idiot dumb with a coup d'etat," thought the housekeeper, "and vanish before she recovers herself.
But the chevalier believed that his rival had still such strong chances of success that he dealt him this coup de Jarnac with a blade (namely, Suzanne) that was finely tempered for the purpose.
Kantos Kan perceived my coup and stepping quickly to my side he placed his foot upon my neck and withdrawing his sword from my body gave me the final death blow through the neck which is supposed to sever the jugular vein, but in this instance the cold blade slipped harmlessly into the sand of the arena.
Nothing remains but the COUP D'OEIL, the contemplative man's enjoyment, Mr.
Then shall we make our final coup, and hunt the wretch to his real death.
It would only irritate her and drive her to some coup de tete.
The seat or castle where he made his great coup does not much matter.
That Venetian affair, the beginning of it and the end of it, was nothing but a coup de tete, and all those activities in which I am involved, as you see (by order of Headquarters, ha, ha, ha
After this coup d'etat the Right began to work in silence, but the Left discoursed at length.
I could feel myself growing weaker and weaker, until at length objects commenced to blur before my eyes and I staggered and blundered about more asleep than awake, and then it was that he worked his pretty little coup that came near to losing me my life.
Could it be the champion himself who had received the coup de grace in his cups?