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A Street of Paris and Its Inhabitant

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Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,319 / 23 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.4
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 658
Added to site: 2006.11.02 15129

Translated by Henri Pene du Bois

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at's it. I will catch Sinard in the act. At the next session of the Institute he will have to yield to evidence."

The driver wrapped his ragged cloak around him. Resignedly, he was saying to himself, "I have seen many odd folks, but this one--" He heard the word "Institute."

"The Institute, Monsieur?" he asked.

"Yes, my friend, the Institute," replied Marmus.

"Well he wears the red ribbon," said the driver to himself. "Perhaps he has something to do with the Institute."

The professor, infinitely more comfortable in his cab than on the sidewalk, devoted himself entirely to solving the problem that went against his theory and would not surrender--the rascal! The cab stops at the Institute; the janitor sees the Academician and bows to him respectfully. The cab driver, his suspicions dispelled, talks with the janitor of the Institute while the illustrious professor goes--at eight in the evening--to the Academie des Sciences.

The cab driver tells the janitor where he found



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