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In Madeira Place

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Published: 1887
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,218 / 33 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 438
Added to site: 2007.10.13
mnybks.net#: 18500
Genre: Short Story
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Franco-Américains, where they gather. The government wishes to know them better. And (this in a confidential whisper) there may be other places to be filled. What! Suppose, now, that the government should some day demand the services of M. Sorel himself in the custom-house; and, since he is a business man, at a still larger salary than a thousand dollars a year!

"Ah, monsieur" (in a tone of playful reproach), "vous êtes un flatteur, n'est ce pas? You know,--I guess you giv'n' me taffy."

Such a hero as Fidèle is! No more balloons, no more carting about of "ma musique;" a square room upstairs, a bottle of wine at dinner, short hours, distinction,--in fine, all that the heart can wish.

I have been speaking in the present: I should have spoken in the past.

It was shortly after Fidèle's appointment--in the early autumn--that I first made his and Sorel's acquaintance.

I was teaching in an evening school, not far from Madei

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