Jim Harrison, boxeur

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Language: French
Wordcount: 104,664 / 342 pg
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,402
Added to site: 2004.11.16
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rès de là.

Le motif de notre déménagement, c'était qu'on vivait à meilleur marché à la campagne, et qu'il serait plus facile pour ma mère de garder les dehors d'une dame, quand elle se trouverait à distance du cercle des personnes qu'elle ne pourrait se refuser à recevoir

C'était une époque d'épreuves pour tout le monde, excepté pour les fermiers. Ils faisaient de tels bénéfices qu'ils pouvaient, à ce que j'ai entendu dire, laisser la moitié de leurs terres en jachère, tout en vivant comme des gentlemen de ce que leur rapportait le reste.

Le blé se vendait cent dix shillings le quart, et le pain de quatre livres un shilling neuf pences.

Nous aurions eu grand peine à vivre, même dans le paisible cottage de Friar's Oak sans la part de prises revenant à l'escadre de blocus sur laquelle servait mon père.

La ligne de vaisseaux de guerre louvoyant au large de Brest n'avait guère que de l'honneur à gagner. Mais les frégates qui les accompagnaient firent la capture d'un bon nombre de navires caboteurs,

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