Contes, Tome I

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Language: French
Wordcount: 113,109 / 363 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 951
Added to site: 2006.05.11
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t descend dans le jardin, et du jardin il va insensiblement au bord de la rivière, où il se promenait son chapeau sur les yeux et ses bras croisés l'un sur l'autre, ne pensant qu'à son départ, quand tout d'un coup il entendit qu'on l'appelait:

--Avenant! Avenant!

Il regarde de tous côtés et ne voit personne; il crut rêver. Il continue sa promenade; on le rappelle:

--Avenant! Avenant!

--Qui m'appelle? dit-il.

Cabriolle, qui était fort petit, et qui regardait de près l'eau, lui répliqua:

--Ne me croyez jamais, si ce n'est une carpe dorée que j'aperçois.

Aussitôt la grosse carpe paraît, et lui dit:

--Vous m'avez sauvé la vie dans le pré des alisiers, où je serais restée sans vous; je vous promis de vous le revaloir. Tenez, cher Avenant, voici la bague de la Belle aux cheveux d'or.

Il se baissa et la prit dans la gueule de m

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