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The Extraordinary Adventures Of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-burglar
by Maurice Leblanc
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Short excerpt: At dinner, the evening before, our dear old captain had said that we should see the revolving light on the nearest headland about eight o’clock that evening, and so we did.
Text: English, French (translation)
A bluff! Some of my friends secured that old unused van and wished to make the attempt. But I considered it impractical without the concurrence of a number of unusual circumstances. However, I found it useful to carry out that attempted escape and give it the widest publicity. An audaciously planned escape, though not completed, gave to the succeeding one the character of reality simply by anticipation.
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