Monsieur Lecoq

Volume 1: L'enquête

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Author: Emile Gaboriau
Published: 1869
Language: French
Wordcount: 99,096 / 347 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 1,344
Added to site: 2008.07.05
mnybks.net#: 21432
Origin: gutenberg.org
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--Ton idée m'était venue, mais je ne pouvais la communiquer sans donner l'éveil au gredin.

Ce correctif était superflu. Les agents ne s'occupaient plus que du meurtrier. Ils l'avaient entouré, et après lui avoir attaché les pieds et les mains, ils le liaient étroitement sur une chaise.

Lui se laissait faire. À son exaltation furieuse se avait succédé cette morne prostration qui suit tous les efforts exorbitants. Ses traits n'exprimaient plus qu'une farouche insensibilité, l'hébétude de la bête fauve prise au piège. Évidemment, il se résignait et s'abandonnait.

Dès que Gévrol vit que ses hommes avaient terminé leur besogne:

--Maintenant, commanda-t-il, inquiétons-nous des autres, et éclairez-moi, car le feu ne flambe plus guère.

C'est par les deux individus étendus en travers de la porte que l'inspect

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