Brancas; Les amours de Quaterquem

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Published: 1888
Language: French
Wordcount: 65,042 / 230 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 729
Added to site: 2006.06.15
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iveira les reçut avec cette politesse aimable et simple qui est la plus utile et la moins provinciale de toutes les vertus. Déjà les vieux colonels de l'Empire, les poètes chauves et les jeunes magistrats étaient assis et jouaient au whist. Oliveira conduisit ses deux hôtes dans un salon particulier rempli de crics malais, d'épées du moyen âge et de toute la menue ferraille qu'il est convenable d'avoir au-dessus de sa tête quant on veut fumer un cigare.

«D'où vient cette dague florentine? demanda Brancas à son hôte.

--La poignée, répondit négligemment Oliveira, est de Benvenuto Cellini, qui la cisela tout exprès pour François Ier; la lame est du senor Bermudez de Tolède.

--Quoi? de Bermudez lui-même, dit l'avocat d'un air d'admiration.

--Je le crois. Cette dague a son histoire comme un cheval arabe ou comme un prince. M. de Loignac le re&ccedi

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