Ceci n'est pas un conte

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Author: Denis Diderot
Published: 1798
Language: French
Wordcount: 10,043 / 39 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 1,974
Added to site: 2009.04.26
mnybks.net#: 23986
Genre: Short Story
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lantes de l'Amérique; elle veut que j'aille la lui chercher encore au milieu des glaces du Nord. Mon ami, je sens que cette femme est folle; je sens que je suis un insensé; mais il m'est moins affreux de mourir que de la contrister. Tu veux que je te quitte; je vais te quitter.» Il était à genoux au bord de son lit, la bouche collée sur sa main et le visage caché dans les couvertures, qui, en étouffant son murmure, ne le rendaient que plus triste et plus effrayant. La porte de la chambre s'ouvrit; il releva brusquement la tête; il vit le postillon qui venait lui annoncer que les chevaux étaient à la chaise. Il fit un cri, et recacha son visage sur les couvertures. Après un moment de silence, il se leva; il dit à son amie: «Embrassez-moi, madame; embrasse-moi encore une fois, car tu ne me verras plus.» Son pressentiment n'était que trop vrai. Il partit. Il arriva à Pétersbourg, et, trois jo

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