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TICKET NO. "9672"

by

JULES VERNE

Translated from the French by Laura E. Kendall







CHAPTER I.


"What time is it?" inquired Dame Hansen, shaking the ashes from her
pipe, the last curling rings from which were slowly disappearing
between the stained rafters overhead.

"Eight o'clock, mother," replied Hulda.

"It isn't likely that any travelers will come to-night. The weather is
too stormy."

"I agree with you. At all events, the rooms are in readiness, and if
any one comes, I shall be sure to hear them."

"Has your brother returned?"