Escal-Vigor

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Author: Georges Eekhoud
Published: 1899
Language: French
Wordcount: 48,406 / 169 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 454
Added to site: 2005.05.18
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dont le bariolage presque oriental se détachait savoureusement sur le fond bleu marin, comme des armoiries sur un écusson. À de larges ceintures rouges brillaient des boucles en vieil argent d'un travail à la fois sauvage et touchant; d'autres exhibaient le manche en chêne sculpté de leurs larges couteaux; les gens de mer paradaient en grandes bottes goudronnées, des anneaux de métal fin adornaient le lobe de leurs oreilles aussi rouges que des coquillages; les travailleurs de la glèbe avaient le râble et les cuisses bridés dans des pantalons de même velours que celui de leur veste, et ces pantalons, collant du haut, s'élargissaient depuis les mollets jusqu'au coup de pied. Leur petit feutre rappelait celui des basochiens au temps de Louis XI. Les femmes arboraient des coiffes à dentelles sous des chapeaux coniques à larges brides, des corsages plus historiés, aux arabesques encore plus fantastiques q

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