Contes de Caliban

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Author: Émile Bergerat
Published: 1909
Language: French
Wordcount: 67,165 / 229 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 470
Added to site: 2004.07.02
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aient sous la vareuse un objet dissimulé qui la gonflait. Se coulant entre les jambes des sentinelles, ils s'élancèrent à travers la place et tombèrent chez le pharmacien.

--Voilà votre bon Dieu, m'sieu Garbut, c'est-il ça que vous vouliez?

Et Bibi montra le saint ciboire, et Coco montra les burettes.

Ils avaient, non sans effraction, sans doute, ouvert le tabernacle.

Le vénérable prêtre, agonisant, les vit, les entendit. Une larme lui perla aux paupières, et, dans le mouvement qu'il fit pour les bénir, il expira. J'ai idée qu'aux pieds de la Vierge, il plaide encore les circonstances atténuantes du sacrilège.


LE PREMIER MOT

L'enfant venait d'atteindre ses sept mois. C'était une bête humaine magnifique.

A sa naissance, il pesait les neuf livres, ce dont son père--le diable m'emporte si je sais pourquoi--était fier comme Artaban même. Comme le parrain répondait au prénom discrédité de Benoît, le phénomène avait été déclaré, à la mairie et sur les fonts, sous celui d'Hilaire, pris tou

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