Edouard

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Author: Madame de Duras (Claire-Louisa-Rose-Bonne Lechal)
Published: 1825
Language: French
Wordcount: 35,205 / 117 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 636
Added to site: 2008.10.08
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nes et de la rivière. Il n'y avait point là de village; il était situé à un quart de lieue plus haut, sur le bord du torrent, et chaque matin la population, qui travaillait aux forges presque tout entière, passait sous la plate-forme en se rendant aux travaux. Les visages noirs et enfumés des habitants, leurs vêtements en lambeaux, faisaient un triste contraste avec leur vive gaieté, leurs chants, leurs danses et leurs chapeaux ornés de rubans. Cette forge était pour moi, à la campagne, ce qu'étaient à Lyon la petite pointe de sable et le cour majestueux du Rhône: le mouvement me jetait dans les mêmes rêveries que le repos. Le soir, quand la nuit était sombre, on ne pouvait m'arracher de la plate-forme: la forge était alors dans toute sa beauté; les torrents de feu qui s'échappaient de ses fourneaux éclairaient ce seul point d'une lumière rouge sur laquel

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