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Fils d'émigré

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Author: Ernest Daudet
Language: French
Wordcount: 128,185 / 443 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 1,121
Added to site: 2009.01.14
mnybks.net#: 23136
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avant l'heure où, au château de Saint-Baslemont, la comtesse et son fils se mettent à table, un homme a débouché de la forêt de Relanges par l'étroit sentier qui, du fond de Bonneval, conduit au village. Enveloppé, malgré la chaleur, d'un épais manteau à pèlerine, en grossière étoffe de couleur jaunâtre, le visage dissimulé sous les larges bords d'un chapeau brun, en feutre, il marche à pas pressés, enfonçant lourdement, dans la poussière, à chaque enjambée, ses pieds chaussés de gros souliers poudreux, aux semelles hérissées de têtes de clous. À quiconque le verrait passer, il suffirait d'observer son allure pour deviner qu'il ne veut pas être reconnu et qu'à cet effet, il a attendu la nuit et le moment du repas des habitants de Saint-Baslemont pour entrer dans le village. Du reste, il ne fait que le traverser. A

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