La fille Elisa

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Published: 1877
Language: French
Wordcount: 40,464 / 144 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 416
Added to site: 2009.10.24
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tement d'une existence surmenée, exaspéraient l'humeur de la sage-femme, la tenaient en l'irritation grondante des gens qui triment dans un métier d'enfer. Puis la copieuse nourriture et les verrées de vin, à l'aide desquelles la créature du peuple cherchait la réparation de ses forces pour l'accouchement en expectative, faisaient cette irritation prompte aux giffles. Parfois, il y avait bien, dans une tape, l'attendrissement colère du coeur de cette femme, revenant à la fois apitoyée et enragée, d'un de ces spectacles de misère, comme seules les grandes capitales en recèlent dans leurs profondeurs cachées.

--«Oui! s'exclamait la sage-femme en rentrant comme un ouragan, oui, mes enfants! de la volige disjointe: c'est les murs, et de la terre battue: voilà le plancher... là-dessus, pour le mari et la femme, un tas de sciure de bois, avec autour,--comme qui dirait le fond d'une b

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