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The Scarlet Pimpernel

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"We seek him here, we seek him there, / Those Frenchies seek him everywhere. / Is he in heaven?--Is he in hell? / That demmed, elusive Pimpernel."
—Sir Percy Blakeney (ch.12)

The Scarlet Pimpernel is a clessic adventur novelle bi Baroness Emmuska Orczy, set in throu the French Revolution. It wis first setten furth in 1905, an is seen as a precursor tae the spy feection an the superhero genres. It gied rise tae monie sequels, an haes been adaptit monie times for televeesion an film.