The Audacious

10 the French ambassador to Constantinople, De Ferriol. Monsieur Fabre belonged to a business family from Marseille where he came from, and he himself was known from a young age to be a merchant. In 1675, he managed a trading post in Constantinople, and was elected as the representative of the French nation in Turkey. In Paris, Fabre stayed in a house close to the residence of Marie Claude Petit, whose mother was a laundress. Marie Petit was twenty eight years old and ran gambling house or a maison de jeu at Rue Mazarine. When they got to know each other, Marie Petit found Fabre to be a trustworthy person. Depending on his work conditions and as time allowed, Fabre used to visit,