Victor

ou L'enfant de la forêt

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Published: 1797
Language: French
Wordcount: 170,672 / 551 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 555
Added to site: 2009.01.24
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prairies et de ruisseaux. Il était fortifié tout autour, à l'exception d'une petite porte percée dans un des créneaux de la muraille, et qui donnait de plain-pied sur la campagne. Sur le devant de la façade était situé le pont-levis, jeté sur un large fossé plein d'eau. Les jardins, élevés en amphithéâtres, étaient immenses, entourés de fortes murailles, flanqués d'énormes contre-forts; en un mot, il était impossible de craindre, d'aucun côté, l'attaque de brigands qui infestaient depuis long-temps les vastes forêts d'alentour. Ce château avait autrefois soutenu des siéges, et il était encore capable de se défendre contre toute surprise.

C'était là le séjour que, depuis vingt ans, le baron de Fritzierne habitait paisiblement; c'était là que la compassion avait tendu une main protectrice &agra

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