Numa Roumestan

Moeurs Parisiennes

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Author: Alphonse Daudet
Published: 1881
Language: French
Wordcount: 87,465 / 299 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 633
Added to site: 2006.03.22
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ecirc;te, qui gâtait tout sans s'en douter, mêlant la province à la Provence, donnant à ce curieux spectacle local un vague aspect de cavalcade de Franconi. Du reste, à part quelques gens de campagne, personne ne regardait. On n'avait d'yeux que pour l'estrade municipale, envahie depuis un moment par une foule de personnes venant saluer Numa, des amis, des clients, d'anciens camarades de collège, fiers de leurs relations avec le grand homme et de les montrer là sur ces tréteaux, bien en vue.

Le flot succédait sans interruption. Il y en avait des vieux, des jeunes, des gentilshommes de campagne en complet gris de la guêtre au petit chapeau, des chefs d'ateliers endimanchés dans leurs redingotes marquées de plis, des ménagers, des fermiers de la banlieue d'Aps en vestes rondes, un pilote du Port Saint-Louis, tortillant son gros bonnet de forçat, tous avec leur Midi marqué sur la figure, qu'ils f

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