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MONTMORENCY : THIEF, LIAR,
New York : Orchard Books,
IL 5-8, RL 6.3
is a criminal who has been saved by modern medicine. Well, not quite
modern by our standards but in 1875, his survival is miraculous.
And Dr. Farcett loves showing off his miracle. As he parades the
prisoner in front of the scientific community, Montmorency is treated to
more knowledge than he needs to become one of the greatest thieves in all
of London. During one of the lectures, he learns the details of the
new underground sewage system that is now in the wealthiest neighborhoods
of London. With that knowledge, Montmorency see a way to steal from
the wealthy and not be caught. He can travel anywhere through the
sewers. When he is finally released from prison, he puts his scheme
to work and it works beautifully except for the smell. Montmorency wants
to be part of high society and he needs money to do that. But, the
smell of the sewer stays with him after a job. So he invents another
personality who can explain the unkempt man. Scarper is the one who
thieves. Montmorency is the gentleman who is accepted into polite
society. But he is always aware that the truth may come out at any
Robbers and outlaws -- Fiction.
Identity -- Fiction.
London (England) -- History 1800-1950 -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Fiction.
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