Monsieur Lecoq

Volume 2: L'honneur du nom

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Author: Emile Gaboriau
Published: 1869
Language: French
Wordcount: 167,463 / 585 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 1,269
mnybks.net#: 2733
Origin: gutenberg.org
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s pas que j'ai tout mis au pis. Qui vous dit que le duc de Sairmeuse s'inquiétera de vous? Qu'avez-vous de ses anciens domaines, entre vous tous? Presque rien. Quelques laudes, des pâtures et le coteau de la Borderie.... Tout cela autrefois ne rapportait pas cinq cents pistoles par an....

--Ça, c'est vrai, approuva Chanlouineau, et si le revenu que vous dites a quadruplé, c'est que ces terres sont entre les mains de plus de quarante propriétaires qui les cultivent eux-mêmes.

--Raison de plus pour que le duc n'en souffle mot; il ne voudra pas se mettre tout le pays à dos. Dans mon idée, il ne s'en prendra qu'à un seul des possesseurs de ses biens, à notre ancien maire, à M. Lacheneur, enfin.

Ah! il connaissait bien le féroce égoïsme de ses compatriotes, le vieux misérable. Il savait de quel coeur et avec quel ensemble on accepterait une victime expiatoire dont le sacrifice serait le salut d

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