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Predictor from the Paris cemetery

The Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris is known to the whole world not only for its graceful statues and tombstones, but also for its mysterious mystical stories. The heroine of one of them for several centuries has been the Russian lady Elizaveta Demidova, the crypt of which is considered to be perhaps the main “attraction” of this last refuge of departed celebrities.
In the late 1950s, a student named Jacques was hit by a taxi in a street in Paris. The poor fellow died on the way to the hospital. It would seem that such an unusual thing in this event – something quite often happens in everyday life.
Mausoleum of Elizabeth Demidova, Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris
However, the death of a student caused a rumor in certain circles, and soon became public. And a strange fact contributed to this: the death under the wheels of a car was predicted to a young man under rather unusual circumstances.
The fact is that Jacques was one of the hunters for the inheritance of Elizabeth Demidova, whose fabulous dimensions – two million in gold, give rest to adventurers for two centuries now. According to one of the urban legends of Paris, the Russian lady, the spouse of the fabulously rich Nikolai Demidov, nicknamed by the Parisians the Queen of Spades and buried in the famous Pere Lachaise cemetery at the beginning of the 19th century, bequeathed the astronomical sum to that daredevil who would spend 365 days and 366 nights in her crypt.
I must say that the inheritance is still not received. There were a lot of hunters behind him, but only nobody could withstand the stipulated period. They say that in the very first night before the brave men Elizabeth Demidova herself appears and predicts their fate. All prophecies come true in accuracy, but the trouble is that these predictions are tragic in nature.
However, Elizabeth makes horrible predictions only to gold hunters, but she gives true and good advice to people who came to her mausoleum for help. An example of this is the fate of her son Anatolia and his beloved Adel Herriot.
The high society of Paris to the Russian multimillionaire, a descendant of the famous Ural breeders Anatoly Demidov was ambiguous. This distinguished aristocrat, born in Florence, received a brilliant education in Paris, where his father moved immediately after the overthrow of Napoleon.
Like all the secular lions of that time, Anatoly had brilliant manners, was generous with large donations, and with an enviable frequency changed his mistresses, whom he did not consider reprehensible to poke around. In the light there were rumors that before parting with a certain lady Fanny Monto, Demidov retreated with her whip in such a way that that month she could not get out of bed.
The courtesan Adel Herriot did not scare the rumors. On the contrary, she did her best to get the rich young handsome man to be her husband, and for the sake of getting the coveted little girl, she even decided to get pregnant from Demidov. But still the Russian “barbarian” was in no hurry to offer a hand and a heart. And then Adele decided to resort to using otherworldly forces.
Then in Paris only talk was that about the will of mother Anatoly, her crypt and cruel predictions. It was then that Adel decided to spend the night in the family tomb of the Demidovs in order to find out their future. According to the courtesan’s recollections, until midnight nothing strange happened in the crypt, but then a dark fog began to thicken over Elizabeth’s coffin, from which a beautiful lady emerged.
The ghost ordered Adele to forget about Anatolia forever and get rid of his child, since the lover and potential fiancé is her brother. But nevertheless you shouldn’t regret this loss, because Adele is waiting for a meeting with another Russian, however, an elderly one, but with pockets filled with gold.
The next day, not yet departed from the shock caused by night vision and the predictions of the ghost, Adele hurried to her mother, who was once one of the most famous courtesans of Paris. She confirmed that Nikolai Demidov was really her lover for a long time and it was from him that she gave birth to Adele.
Discouraged by such a message, the girl broke up with Anatoly, and then with the help of a skilled midwife got rid of the child. Although the parting with the Russian lover passed without scandals, Adele could not long depart from the sharp turn of events. For several months she did not accept friends and did not appear, and when the depression had receded, the girl finally decided to go to the opera.
It was there that the fateful meeting with Adele took place with the imposing aging handsome Prince Tyufyakin. This aristocrat, who occupies the post of director of the imperial theaters, was so carried away by the young courtesan that he took it to the full content and even offered to become the head of a new troupe of actors. This relationship continued until the death of the prince, and after it the former courtesan turned out to be a very wealthy woman.
Although Adele honestly told Anatolia about the night in the cemetery, Demidov did not believe any of her words.

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