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An Episode Under the Terror - Honore de Balzac

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AN EPISODE UNDER THE TERROR
BY
HONORE DE BALZAC

Translated By
Clara Bell and others

DEDICATION

  To Monsieur Guyonnet-Merville.

  Is it not a necessity to explain to a public curious to know
  everything, how I came to be sufficiently learned in the law to
  carry on the business of my little world? And in so doing, am I
  not bound to put on record the memory of the amiable and
  intelligent man who, meeting the Scribe (another clerk-amateur) at
  a ball, said, "Just give the office a turn; there is work for you
  there, I assure you"? But do you need this public testimony to
  feel assured of the affection of the writer?

DE BALZAC.

AN EPISODE UNDER THE TERROR



On the 22nd of January, 1793, towards eight o'clock in the evening, an
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