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La destinée

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Author: Lucie des Ages
Published: 1891
Language: French
Wordcount: 66,058 / 225 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 532
Added to site: 2008.10.08
mnybks.net#: 22259
Origin: gutenberg.org
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iquement remplie par d'obscurs devoirs l'avait rendue inhabile en ces sortes de choses.

Au-dessus de la cheminée, un grand christ attestait les idées chrétiennes de Mme Martelac; au-dessous étaient suspendues les photographies de son mari et de son fils. Devant la pendule à colonnes recouverte d'un globe, se voyait une petite statue de sainte Radegonde, reine de France et patronne de Poitiers, où son culte demeure populaire malgré la diminution de la foi dans notre temps.

Certainement, l'aspect de ce salon était peu agréable, pour suite de sa nudité mesquine. Mais la paisible physionomie de Mme Martelac mettait un rayon adouci au milieu de cette pauvreté.

- Ma mère, je vous présente mon ami, Jacques Hilleret, dit Robert en entrant.

La tête de la maîtresse de maison, penchée sur son ouvrage, se releva et son sourire fut éclairé par la lumière de la lampe

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