Vingt années de Paris

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Author: André Gill (Louis-Alexandre Gosset de Guines)
Published: 1883
Language: French
Wordcount: 31,330 / 114 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 357
Added to site: 2009.12.18
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ave; retenu, chez un fruitier, un autre melon que je devais présenter au tribunal, en arguant de mon innocence par la sienne?

Cela, peut-être, eût été joyeux. Il n'empêche, qu'à l'exemple de ce juste atterré sous l'accusation d'avoir volé les tours de Notre-Dame, j'étais mal à l'aise en grimpant les rigides escaliers de pierre et en enfilant les couloirs bourrus du Palais de Justice.

On me fit entrer, asseoir même dans le cabinet aux soupçons. Le greffier poussiéreux, raccorni, se tenait prêt à écrire. Le juge dont j'oublie le nom, l'homme de loi, le roi de pique, celui qu'on appelle David chez les tireuses de cartes, une tête pointue, l'oeil louche, figure biseautée, m'observait de coin: il m'interrogea tout à coup:

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--Vous vous reconnaissez l'auteur d'un dessin représentant un melon, auquel il manque une tranche fuyant devant un crayo

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