Pour cause de fin de bail

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Author: Alphonse Allais
Published: 1899
Language: French
Wordcount: 32,436 / 122 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 677
Added to site: 2007.07.20
mnybks.net#: 17683
Origin: gutenberg.org
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t ancestrale horloge et qui, dodelinant de la tête, l'index tendu, accompagne d'un balancement rythmique de tout son corps le mouvement du balancier.

Entre le père Becquenfleur?

--Zut! s'écrie le fumiste, c'est trop difficile!... C'est même impossible.

--Quoi donc qu'est impossible? s'informe l'ingénu bonhomme.

--Se mettre en face d'une horloge et suivre, le doigt tendu et en balançant le corps, le mouvement du pendule, tout cela, pendant cinq minutes, et sans ouvrir la bouche.

--C'est si difficile que ça?

--Je vous dis que c'est impossible.

--Allons donc!

--Voulez-vous parier?... Tenez, je vous parie du champagne pour toute la compagnie que vous n'y arrivez pas.

Le père Becquenfleur se gratte la tête, suppute et tient la gageure.

Pas un spectacle au monde ne me semblera jamais d'un comique comparable à celui que nous eûmes alors sous les yeux.

Le père Be

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