Le gibet

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Published: 1878
Language: French
Wordcount: 61,505 / 218 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 548
Added to site: 2006.05.17
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les premiers. Rebecca en fut informée; elle lui fit de vifs reproches. Emporté par un amour que la séparation avait attisé, le jeune homme pensa d'abord qu'il pourrait faire bon marché de ses convictions et promit à sa fiancée de s'éloigner de la lutte politique. Mais il comptait sans la générosité de son âme; et, au mois de février 1854, il arrachait,--comme on l'a vu par l'article du Saturday Visitor, toute une bande de nègres, aux fers et aux infamies de la servitude. Cette action héroïque, il l'avait accomplie, non seulement en dépit de sa tendresse pour Rebecca, mais au péril de ses jours; car, outre qu'il est défendu dans la république fédérale, même par la Constitution des États libres, de donner aide et secours aux esclaves marrons, les propriétaires de nègres usent fréquemment de sanglantes représaille

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