Le Jardin d'Epicure

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Author: Anatole France (Jacques Anatole François Thibault)
Language: French
Wordcount: 35,445 / 121 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 796
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répinet, mon professeur de neuvième, nous lut en classe la fable de l'Homme et le Génie. Pourtant je me la rappelle mieux que si je l'avais entendue hier. Un génie donne à un enfant un peloton de fil et lui dit: «Ce fil est celui de tes jours. Prends-le. Quand tu voudras que le temps s'écoule pour toi, tire le fil: tes jours se passeront rapides ou lents selon que tu auras dévidé le peloton vite ou longuement. Tant que tu ne toucheras pas au fil, tu resteras à la même heure de ton existence.» L'enfant prit le fil; il le tira d'abord pour devenir un homme, puis pour épouser la fiancée qu'il aimait, puis pour voir grandir ses enfants, pour atteindre les emplois, le gain, les honneurs, pour franchir les soucis, éviter les chagrins, les maladies venues avec l'âge, enfin, hélas! pour achever une vieillesse importune. Il avait vécu quatre mois et six jours depuis la visite du gén

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