Les gens de bureau

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Author: Emile Gaboriau
Published: 1877
Language: French
Wordcount: 50,318 / 363 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 1,308
Added to site: 2004.06.30
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e midi.

--Oh! vous pouvez rester, vous ne nous gênez pas...

On étouffait dans cette galerie, mais il gelait dehors; Caldas resta.

Cette couple d'heures ne fut pas d'ailleurs inutile à son apprentissage administratif. Il avait eu jusqu'alors des idées tout à fait anglaises sur la valeur du temps, l'oisiveté si occupée de ces fonctionnaires marron-clair fut une révélation pour lui; et concluant de leur fainéantise individuelle à la fainéantise universelle de la gent bureaucratique, il caressa le doux espoir de mitiger par le commerce des muses, pendant les heures réglementaires, l'austère labeur de l'employé.

Un coup de sonnette retentit; le garçon de bureau, qui s'était endormi pendant que Caldas rêvait, se dressa comme mû par un ressort.

--Monsieur, le chef du personnel est visible, dit-il.

Et rendant au nouveau sa lettre d'introduction, qu

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